According to studio estimates Sunday, Daniel Craig and Harrison
Ford's sci-fi Western "Cowboys & Aliens" and the animated family
adventure "The Smurfs" both opened with $36.2 million.
That leaves Sony's "Smurfs" and Universal's "Cowboys &
Aliens" tied for the top spot. Actual weekend rankings won't be
sorted out until final numbers are counted Monday.
The previous weekend's top movie, "Captain America: The First
Avenger," slipped to No. 3 with $24.9 million and raised its
domestic total to $116.8 million.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" pulled in $21.9
million to become the franchise's top-grossing chapter at $318.5