Captain America: First Avenger knocked Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 out of the number one spot at the box office this weekend.  Warner Bros. final movie in the Harry Potter series took a 72% drop in ticket sales since its opening weekend.  Marvel’s fifth installment in its superhero series of movies is poised to surpass Thor, which took in $65.7 million in its opening weekend back in May.

This summer’s other hit Transformers: Dark of the Moon dropped to number four in the top ten being edged out by Friends with Benefits.  The final film in Michael Bay’s Transformers series has already out-grossed the lifetime take of its predecessor Revenge of the Fallen.  Dark of the Moon has yet to open in Japan but has already taken in over $880 million worldwide after only 26 days in release.

1. Captain America: The First Avenger: $65,827,000
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: $48,065,000
3. Friends with Benefits: $18,500,000
4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon: $12,000,000
5. Horrible Bosses: $11,720,000
6. Zookeeper: $8,700,000
7. Cars 2: $5,726,000
8. Winnie the Pooh: $5,141,000
9. Bad Teacher: $2,600,000
10. Midnight in Paris: $1,899,000

 

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