Weekend Box Office: Cowboys, Aliens and Smurfs Duke it out

Hollywood’s bean counters are still busy tallying up the exact figures but as of this morning, Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs are tied for number one with both movies taking in an estimated $36.2 million each. It was exciting weekend for anyone who finds a thrill in watching numbers, as Smurfs took #1 on Friday with $13.40 million (compared to Cowboys & Aliens’ $12.99 million) but was then galloped over by Cowboys on Saturday when the space-western earned $13.07 million and Smurfs smurfed up $12.70 million. That’s smurfing exciting!

Captain America: The First Avenger followed the two number one movies while Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 came in fourth while crossing the $300 million mark. Something called Crazy, Stupid, Love (definitely not going into my queue) rounded out the top five for the weekend.

Here is the top ten for the weekend of July 29 – 31, 2011.

1 Cowboys & Aliens ($36,200,000)
1 The Smurfs ($36,200,000)
3 Captain America: The First Avenger ($24,905,000)
4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($21,925,000)
5 Crazy, Stupid, Love. ($19,300,000)
6 Friends with Benefits ($9,300,000)
7 Horrible Bosses ($7,100,000)
8 Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($5,970,000)
9 Zookeeper ($4,200,000)
10 Cars 2 ($2,301,000)

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