Captain America beats Harry Potter

I thought Harry Potter’s last installment (Deathly Hallows Part 2) will be the year’s largest selling film, trampling on the likes of Batman’s the Dark... More Below... Posted by on Jul 29th, 2011 and filed under Entertainment, Movies, News, US.

I thought Harry Potter’s last installment (Deathly Hallows Part 2) will be the year’s largest selling film, trampling on the likes of Batman’s the Dark Knight and Transfomers. Well that’s until the red and the white and blue came through two days ago.

Though the young wizard generated a truck load of $169.2M all over the globe by its second week, like his rocket-equipped flying broom, sales swooped down by 72%. The First Avenger‘s shield out spun the wizard’s wand to top the domestic chart with $66M to Potter’s $48M on opening night.

Potter’s magic was strong enough to garner $121M from the rest of the world. How well will the Captain do on its second week?

Here’s the top 5:

1. “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Paramount, $65,058,524, 3,715 locations, $17,512 average, $65,058,524, one week.

2. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” Warner Bros., $47,422,212, 4,375 locations, $10,839 average, $273,539,281, two weeks.

3. “Friends With Benefits,” Sony Screen Gems, $18,622,150, 2,926 locations, $6,364 average, $18,622,150, one week.

4. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Paramount, $12,051,735, 3,375 locations, $3,571 average, $325,841,185, four weeks.

5. “Horrible Bosses,” Warner Bros., $11,884,319, 3,104 locations, $3,829 average, $82,566,703, three weeks.