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'Captain America' No. 1 at U.S. box office

July 24, 2011 at 1:42 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- "Captain America: The First Avenger," starring Chris Evans and Stanley Tucci, was No. 1 at the U.S. weekend box office with a muscular $65.82 million.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," starring Daniel Radcliffe and the gang, slipped 70 percent from its record opening weekend last week to No. 2 with $48.1 million this weekend.

Studio estimates of gross U.S. weekend receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"Friends with Benefits" was third with $18.5 million; "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" fourth with $12 million; "Horrible Bosses" fifth with $11.72 million; "Zookeeper" sixth with $8.7 million; "Cars 2" seventh with more than $5.72 million; "Winnie the Pooh" eighth with more than $5.14 million; and "Bad Teacher" ninth with $2.6 million.

"Midnight in Paris" was 10th with more than $1.89 million.

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