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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tie at the weekend box office

Two movies that had gotten somewhat negative feed back (44 percent and 20 percent ratings on Rotten Tomatoes have tied for first place in their opening weekend at the box office. I wonder who spends so much money on movie tickets to see movies that aren't that appealing, but I also remember being a middle-schooler and spending my entire allowance on movie tickets every week, no matter what was playing.

And though I have little desire to see "The Smurfs" - except for the fact that I love Neil Patrick Harris - I do kind of like the Smurf dress Katy Perry wore last week.
It's awful but awesome, right? I couldn't wear it, but it's so fun on her.

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1 (tie). “Cowboys & Aliens,” $36.2 million. (Review by The AP's David Germain)
1 (tie). “The Smurfs,” $36.2 million.
3. “Captain America: The First Avenger,” $24.9 million ($48.5 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros; "Evans apprehensive about clutching shield in 'Captain America'" by The AP's Derrik J. Lang; "Captain America's co-creator proud of patriotic hero" by The AP's Matt Moore)
4. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” $21.9 million. (Review by Meszoros; "But what if the 'Harry Potter' stars had never been cast?" by Germain)
5. “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” $19.3 million. (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)
6. “Friends with Benefits,” $9.3 million. (Review by The AP's Jake Coyle)
7. “Horrible Bosses,” $7.1 million. (Review by Meszoros)
8. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” $6 million ($42 million international). (Review by Meszoros)
9. “Zookeeper,” $4.2 million. (Review by Germain)
10. “Cars 2,” $2.3 million ($30 million international). (Review by Lemire)

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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