Captain America Vanquishes Harry Potter

Superhero trounces boy wizard at the box office
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2011 1:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – Just a week after the final Harry Potter movie smashed all kinds of records, Captain America unceremoniously unseated the boy wizard, reports the LA Times. The 3D comic book extravaganza raked in $65.8 million, while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 took a dive to $48.1 million—which the Times notes is down 72% over last week's opening weekend juggernaut. Friends With Benefits was third, with $18.5 million, while Transformers grabbed $12 million and Horrible Bosses took in $11.7 million. (Read more Captain America stories.)

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