Captain America has topped Harry’s huge success and taken the No. 1 spot at the box office. We did not see that one coming. Captain America: The First Avenger was expected to have a successful weekend, but not to the point where it would knock Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 off its spot. The Superhero film made a debut of $65.8 million – over $100 million less than Harry Potter made last weekend. The new romantic comedy Friends with Benefits landed itself third with a weekend gross of $18.5 million. This weekend was full of surprises, check out the complete numbers…

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger | NEW | Paramount | Weekend Gross $65,827,000 | Average Per Theater $17,719 | Total Gross $65,827,000 | Film’s Budget – $140 | Week 1
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 | Last Week #1 | Warner Brothers | Weekend Gross $48,065,000 | Average Per Theater $10,986 | Total Gross $274,182,000 | Film’s Budget – N/A | Week 2
  3. Friends with Benefits | NEW | Screen Gems | Weekend Gross $18,500,000 | Average Per Theater $6,323 | Total Gross $18,500,000 | Film’s Budget – $35 | Week 1
  4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon | Last Week #2 | Paramount | Weekend Gross $12,000,000 | Average Per Theater $3,556 | Total Gross $325,789,000 | Film’s Budget – $195 | Week 4
  5. Horrible Bosses | Last Week #3 | Warner Brothers | Weekend Gross $11,720,000 | Average Per Theater $3,776 | Total Gross $82,402,000 | Film’s Budget – $35 | Week 3
  6. Zookeeper | Last Week #4 | Sony | Weekend Gross $8,700,000 | Average Per Theater $2,706 | Total Gross $59,204,000 | Film’s Budget – $80 | Week 3
  7. Cars 2 | Last Week #5 | Buena Vista | Weekend Gross $5,726,000 | Average Per Theater $2,146 | Total Gross $176,445,000 | Film’s Budget – $200 | Week 5
  8. Winnie the Pooh | Last Week #6 | Buena Vista | Weekend Gross $5,141,000 | Average Per Theater $2,138 | Total Gross $17,573,000 | Film’s Budget – $30 | Week 2
  9. Bad Teacher | Last Week #7 | Sony | Weekend Gross $2,600,000 | Average Per Theater $1,278 | Total Gross $94,335,000 | Film’s Budget – $20 | Week 5
  10. Midnight in Paris | Last Week #10 | Sony Classics | Weekend Gross $1,899,000 | Average Per Theater $3,058 | Total Gross $44,878,000 | Film’s Budget – $30 | Week 10

On Harry Potter terms, Captain America‘s weekend debut wasn’t too great. Captain America‘s $65.8 million is nothing compared to Harry Potter‘s $169.1 million. But the outcome of this weekend really took us by surprise because it’s expected for the biggest blockbuster to reign week after week. This coming weekend we’ve got Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs. And from the look of things, one of those two will take the No. 1 spot from Captain America.

What did you watch this weekend?