It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. How did some half-forgotten kids cartoon wind up tying with what was supposed to be the this weekend’s big movie Cowboys & Aliens? People are stunned (and that includes me) that The Smurfs movie did a lot better than everyone predicted, and Cowboys and Aliens underperformed, pulling in $10 million less than everyone predicted. If you have any answers let us know.

The rest of this week’s list below:

1) Cowboys & Aliens Uni. $36,200,000
2) The Smurfs Sony $36,200,000
3) Captain America: The First Avenger Par. $24,905,000 Total:$116,772,000
4) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 WB $21,925,000 Total:$318,460,000
5) Crazy, Stupid, Love. WB $19,300,000
6) Friends with Benefits SGem $9,300,000 Total:$38,200,000
7) Horrible Bosses WB (NL) $7,100,000 Total:$96,202,000
8) Transformers: Dark of the Moon P/DW $5,970,000 Total:$337,892,000
9) Zookeeper Sony $4,200,000 Total:$68,731,000
10) Cars 2 BV $2,301,000 Total:$182,070,000
11) Winnie the Pooh BV $1,751,000 Total:$22,409,000