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The Smurfs top Cowboys and Aliens, Captain America at the box office

The Smurfs top Cowboys and Aliens, Captain America at the box office

At first thought, you probably wouldn’t think there’s anything similar between lil blue critters, space aliens, old western cowboys, and patriotic super soldiers. And yet, all of them crammed into the top three spots at the box office this weekend. Captain America: The First Avenger took third in the group with $25 million, and the other two films, Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs, each raked in more than $36 million in their premiere weekends. Sure, there was still a Harry Potter and a Transformers in there, but there’s three new bosses on top. Any of this ticket money belong to you?

Captain America: The First Avenger to the box office

Captain America: The First Avenger to the box office

Next summer is going to be very crowded with Marvel’s comic book super heroes. When The Avengers film hits theaters, we’ll have Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and a whole slew of other Disney icons ready to battle anything that comes their way. But their story wont be contained just in the single film; rather, we’ve had Nick Fury recruiting the cast for some time now, with some of those folks already appearing in their own films. And now, Cap officially kicks off the saga with the newest Marvel film, Captain America: The First Avenger, which opened in first place this past weekend, with $65 million to it’s name, besting the opening to DC Comics’ Green Lantern movie from a few weeks back, and even topping Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Who joined in to see Captain America on the big screen so far? And who will be heading there this week?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows box office magic

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows box office magic

It seems like just a few weeks ago, you couldn’t see any other movie besides Transformers, as the latest sequel, Dark of the Moon, dominated the box office. In fact, that was only a few weeks ago! Now, every screen is all about Harry Potter, as the franchise pumps out the final presentation, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Transformers was big, but HP7 is now on a pace to become the biggest of all time, besting The Dark Knight with the largest opening weekend box office ever.

Pixar’s Cars 2 has Disney’s Brightest Day

Pixar's Cars 2 has Disney's Brightest Day

This past weekend saw Cars 2 drive to the top spot at the box office. The CG Disney film was the fifth highest-ever opening weekend for a Pixar movie, behind Toy Story 3, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and Up – meaning only Toy Story 3 had a more successful opening weekend for a sequel. Pulling in $68 million, Cars 2 even topped the original Cars’ box office, $60 million, a few years ago. Falling, steeply, from first to third was DC Comics comic book super hero film, Green Lantern, as the Emerald Knight couldn’t find steady footing. The X-Men held on, as did Kung Fu Panda, as the animated universe does what it can to impress the world as we know it. Check out the full box office breakdown, and let us know where your tickets went!

Green Lantern wills the box office top spot

Green Lantern wills the box office top spot

One weekend in, and the Emerald Knight has already soared to the top of the box office. At just under $53 million dollars, the Green Lantern topped the weekend list, dethroning last week’s champ, Super 8, new comer Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and fellow super hero flick, X-Men: First Class. GL is the third DC Comics hero to hit the big screen in the past few years, following in the footsteps of Batman and Superman, and hoping to carve out a nice franchise of his own. To help in that conquest, DC Entertainment brought the comic book hero to animated life in Emerald Knights a few weeks back, and Cartoon Network will see a Green Lantern Animated Series launch next year. In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night! Take a look at the full box office from this past weekend

Disney, Marvel’s X-Men: First Class tops box office

Disney, Marvel's X-Men: First Class tops box office

In it’s first weekend to theaters, X-Men: First Class took the top spot from contenders like The Hangover Part II and Nickelodeons Kung Fu Panda sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2. Disney’s movie about Marvel’s Mutants took home $56 million in the three day span, an impressive start, though about $30 million shy of the last film in the franchise, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which clawed $85 million. As the world of super heroes across the Marvel universe slowly creep their way into film, largely anticipating a mass crossover with next years Avengers, it’s good to see that the original super team of mutants can hold their own. Check out the full list of box office hits

Kung Fu Panda 2 chops low for DreamWorks

Kung Fu Panda 2 chops low for DreamWorks

It’s tough to imagine that earning $50 million dollars in a three day span (or $65 million in a 5 day span) could somehow be viewed as a bummer. But, that’s the box offices films face today, where Kung Fu Panda 2 did just that. The sequel to DreamWorks Animations 2008 juggernaut had a mighty first effort, but not strong enough to tackle another sequel, The Hangover Part II. Frankly, we think the CG and 3D film did well, even if it is currently being outpaced by the original. As long as it gave us something to laugh at, and something to look forward to in the upcoming Nickelodeon series, we were happy. What about you guys, did you get a chance to hit the theaters this week? How did you fit in the box office breakdown?

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