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'Captain America' Conquers Box Office, Knocks Off 'Deathly Hallows 2'

July 25, 2011 (1:42 am) GMT
Opening with $65.8 million, 'Captain America: The First Avenger' dethrones 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' from its throne on the movie chart.
'Captain America' Conquers Box Office, Knocks Off 'Deathly Hallows 2'

"" has broken the spell of "". The -starring superhero movie, which budgeted at $140 million, bows at No. 1 on North American Box Office, pushing aside the -starring boy wizard film.

"Captain America" rakes in a total of $65.8 million in its first three days, attracting mostly male moviegoers (64%) over the age of 25 (58%). The sale number is on par with those of the previous superhero releases, "" ($65.7 million) and "" ($55.1 million). It becomes the 48th largest opening for a comic book adapted film.

"Deathly Hallows 2" goes down from the top to the runner-up position. After scoring the biggest opening weekend ever with $168.6 million, the last installment of the movie series now has to settle at the second place with additional $48.1 million. It pushes a total of $274.2 million in its ten-day of release, and is on the way to surpass the $317.6 million tally of the "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and become the highest grossing "Harry Potter" film.

The second highest debut on the movie chart this week is "". The romcom starring and lands at No. 3 with $18.5 million. It can't outdo similarly-themed movie "". Last January, the movie, which has on the lead, opened with $19.7 million.

Trailing behind "Friends with Benefits" is former Box Office champ "". The robot-war flick has to give up its second position and slump to the third with $12 million. "" also takes a tumble on the chart. The movie revolving around as a sex-crazed dentist falls to No. 5 with $11.7 million.

  1. "" - $65.8 million
  2. "" - $48.1 million
  3. "" - $18.5 million
  4. "" - $12 million
  5. "" - $11.7 million
  6. "" - $8.7 million
  7. "" - $5.7 million
  8. "" - $5.1 million
  9. "" - $2.6 million
  10. " - $1.9 million

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