|Still from Captain America|
Captain America not only saves the World, but also the Box Office coming out on top this weekend with an impressive $65.5 million opening, proving that Chris Evans too can be a bankable Leading Man. This result exceeds Paramount Pictures' expectations that the Marvel Comics adaptation would make approximately $60 million. Reviews have been fairly positive, garnering 73% on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomotometer.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 continues to go strong in second week with $48 million this weekend. The entire Franchise just surpassed the $7 billion mark worldwide before the weekend began.
Sony Pictures' Friends with Benefits underwhelms with only $18.7 million in its debut much due in part to its timing of release going up against two Box Office monsters. On the upside, Critics appear to like the Rom-Com, coming in with 70% on the Tomatometer and I must say, I actually loved it!
Transformers: Dark of the Moon slips to fourth spot in this its fourth week of release $12.5 million, just ahead of Horrible Bosses in fifth which impressively was earned over $82 million it its three-week run.
Bad Teacher hangs onto the Top Ten in ninth spot with $2.5 million, putting it just-shy of the $100 million mark in its fifth week and believe it or not, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is still in the Top Ten, rounding it all out with $2 million.