‘Captain America’ tops ‘Potter’ at box office

Actor Chris Evans and actress Hayley Atwell attend the premiere of "Captain America: The First Avenger."

Superhero movie “Captain America: The First Avenger” triumphed over the U.S. and Canadian box offices with $65.8 million in weekend ticket sales, according to studio estimates released yesterday.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” finished second with $48.1 million as its domestic sales fell sharply from the film’s record-breaking opening last weekend. Romantic comedy “Friends with Benefits” held the No. 3 spot on box-office charts with $18.5 million.

“Captain America” was released by Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc. Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc, distributed “Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” “Friends with Benefits” is from Screen Gems, a unit of Sony Corp.



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