Captain America Breaks Office Records Puts Spell On Harry Potter
“Captain American: The First Avenger” beat “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ as top film this weekend.
The film, starring Chris Evans, made $65.8 million according to Box Office Mojo. The Paramount and Marvel Studios movie is the summer’s top top box office debut. “Harry Potter” came in second at $48.1 million. “Friends with Benefits” made $18.5 at it’s first showing. “Transformers” was number four making $12 million. “Horrible Bosses” came next making $11.7 million. “Zookeeper” and “Cars” were numbers six and seven respectively making $8.7 million and $5.7 million. “Winnie the Pooh” was number eight at $5.1 million, “Bad Teacher” was nineth at $2.6 million, and “Midnight in Paris” was tenth at $1.9 million.
I think this summer’s big box office movies are strange choice. There was one superhero, “Captain America”, one fantasy,”Harry Potter”, one action movie, “Transformers”, one comedy-action,”Cars”, one movie for children,”Winnie the Pooh”" and five comedies. Why aren’t there any dramas, musicals, and horror flicks? I believe back in the nineteen forties and fifties, people went to movies to see their favorite stars, actors and actresses who were famous and very popular. A few of these actors were James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Alan Ladd, and John Wayne. Some of the popular actresses were Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Shirley Temple, and Loretta Young. Back when the stars were the draw of the box office, the stories had substance and were well written. I do think some of today’s movies can’t hold a candle to the older movies.
News source: TV Guide