Box Office: 'Captain America: The First Avenger' soars to $65 M opening weekend

captain-america-the-first-avenger-2.jpg Chris Evans has capped off the superhero summer with "Captain America: The First Avenger" and the studio has to be happy with its opening weekend box office earnings of $65.8 million, according to studio estimates.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," though down considerably from its record-breaking opening weekend, still had a strong $48 million dollar sophomore weekend, which should put it over the $275 million mark domestically.

"Friends With Benefits" had a decent opening at $18.5 million, though pre-release estimates had it slightly higher, at $20 million. The similarly-themed rom-com "No Strings Attached" opened to $20.3 million and won its opening weekend, though the competition was nowhere near as stiff.

The full box office Top 10:

1. "Captain America: The First Avenger," $65.8 million
2. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," $48 million
3. "Friends With Benefits," $18.5 million.
4. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," $12 million
5. "Horrible Bosses," $11.7 million.
6. "Zookeeper," $8.7 million.
7. "Cars 2," $5.7 million
8. "Winnie the Pooh," $5.1 million.
9. "Bad Teacher," $2.6 million.
10. "Midnight in Paris," $1.9 million.


Photo/Video credit: Paramount Pictures
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