LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a battle of summer movie heroes, Captain America topped Harry Potter this weekend at the box office.
Sunday studio estimates show Paramount’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” opened at No. 1 with $65.8 million. The Marvel Comics superhero movie sets up next summer’s all-star blockbuster “The Avengers.”READ MORE: 'I'm Broken Emotionally': Woman Hurt After Violent Beverly Hills Robbery Speaks Out
Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the eighth and final part in the boy-wizard franchise, dropped to the second spot. It made just over $48 million in its second weekend for a domestic total of $274.1 million.READ MORE: 'I'm Shocked' Say Redondo Beach Neighbors After Learning That Man In His 30s Was Shot, Killed
The week’s other big release, Sony’s “Friends With Benefits,” opened at No. 3 with $18.5 million. The romantic comedy stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis as friends who try to maintain a strictly physical relationship.MORE NEWS: Bell Gardens Police Find`Ghost Gun' While Searching For Suspect
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