The Smurfs Ties with Cowboys and Aliens at the Box Office

Entertainment Jul. 31, 2011 AT 9:07PM
The Smurfs Ties with Cowboys and Aliens at the Box Office The Smurfs Ties with Cowboys and Aliens at the Box Office Credit: Sony Pictures Animat(top); Zade Rosenthal

Cowboys and aliens were neck in neck with little blue creatures this weekend at the box office!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Smurfs and Cowboys and Aliens both earned $36.2 million in North America in their opening weekends. The weekend's highest-earning film won't be determined until Monday morning.

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Smurfs, starring Neil Patrick Harris, cost $110 million to make, while Cowboys cost an estimated $163 million to produce. 

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Captain America: The First Avenger came in third with $24.9 million, while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was fourth with $21.9 million. As of Saturday, the final Harry Potter film became the first in the franchise to earn $1 billion worldwide, according to the site.

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Crazy Stupid Love -- starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone -- came in fifth at the box office, opening with $19.3 million.

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