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Box Office: "The Smurfs" & "Cowboys & Aliens" End In a Tie

Posted Sunday July 31, 2011 2:22 PM GMT

Making for the closest race in months, "The Smurfs" and "Cowboys & Aliens" ended up deadlocked at the box office over the weekend of July 28-30, 2011.

The Neil Patrick Harris/ Sofia Vergara fronted "Smurfs" film garnered approximately $12.7 million on Friday while raking in an estimated total of $36 million on its opening weekend.

Meanwhile, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde's sci-fi/thriller "Cowboys & Aliens" had equal numbers while making #13 million on opening day en route to a predicted $36.2 million weekend.

Rounding out the top five at the box office are the Chris Evans spearheaded "Captain America: The First Avenger" ($24.9 million), followed by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" ($21.9 million) and "Crazy, Stupid, Love" ($19.3 million).