Whew, THAT WAS CLOSE. Look at the numbers!
I blogged about this yesterday - according to estimates, The Smurfs so outperformed estimates that the Hollywood Reporter was emailing breathless updates Sunday morning on its progress. Our tiny blue friends almost beat out Cowboys and Aliens for the number 1 spot. However, when all was tallied, C&A took the top with $36.4 million, and Smurfs made 2nd with $35.6 million. As a guy who has no understanding of the Smurfs phenomenon, this is a little too close for my liking.
Also doing respectably at #5 was Crazy Stupid Love, which manged to romance $19 million out of ticket buyers with post-adolescent tastes.