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’Captain America: The First Avenger’ has topped the US weekend box office and has been the top superhero movie of the summer.

Chris Evans starrer ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ overtook ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ and topped the US weekend box office. It has grossed $65.8 million in its three-day screening.

The movie based on the Marvel comic character has been released on 7,100 screens at 3,715 locations. It also overtook other superhero movies of the season like ‘Thor’, ‘Green Lantern’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’, which grossed $65.7 million, $53.2 million and $55.1 million respectively.

’Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ slipped to second place, which grossed $48.1 million, which was the biggest ever weekend opener in the history with $168.6 million in its three-day screening.

Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis starrer ‘Friends with Benefits’ settled at no 3 with $18.5 million. The third version of ‘Transformers’ franchise with the title ‘Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon’ dropped to fourth place with $12 million, while ‘Horrible Bosses’ drops to fifth place, grossing $11.7 million.

Check out the top 10 movies at US weekend box office:

1. Captain America: The First Avenger – $65.8 million 

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II – $48.1 million

3. Friends with Benefits – $18.5 million

4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $12 million

5.  Horrible Bosses – $11.7 million
6. Zookeeper – $8.7 million

7. Cars 2 – $5.7 million

8. Winnie the Pooh – $5.1 million

9. Bad Teacher – $2.6 million

10. Midnight in Paris – $1.9 million

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