Monday, July 25, 2011

Chris Evans Rules Weekend Box Office With 'Captain America'

I've been waiting months to see Chris Evans' hot bod... I mean, savvy acting skills in the summer's 321084032th superhero flick Captain America: The First Avenger, which hit theaters Friday. Um, I haven't seen it yet.

The movie was tops for the weekend, taking in $65.8M, exceeding expectations and trumping Thor, Green Lantern and X-Men openings. Good for Evans for at last catapulting to Hollywood's A list. He's come a long way from Not Another Teen Movie.

No. 2: It appears all the Harry Potter geeks saw The Deathly Hallows Part 2 when it launched last weekend and scored the biggest opening weekend in history. It fell 72% to $48M. The finale in the series total take so far: $274.1M.

No. 3: Friends With Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake in his first lead role, with Mila Kunis, about how boys and girls always end up having sex. $18.5 million. While Timberlake has shown he's got skillz in his Saturday Night Live skits, I must admit I was duly impressed with his chops in The Social Network. Of course, you never forget that it's J-u-s-t-i-n, but the dude is a natural presence onscreen.

No. 4: Transformerzzzzzzz 3, with $12M; No. 5: Horrible Bosses, $11.7M.