Box Office: 'Smurfs' edge out 'Cowboys & Aliens'
"Cowboys and Aliens," which debuted to decent reviews and is led by heavy hitters Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig, grossed just $13 million -- well below estimates. Meanwhile, the Neil Patrick Harris-fronted live action 3-D "Smurfs" redux raked in $13.3 million, according to The Wrap. Not a huge lead, but enough to put cowboys, aliens and Hollywood prognosticators on notice.
So will "Smurfs" keep up the pace and win the weekend or will sci-fi fans (or Harrison Ford fans or Daniel Craig fans) make their mark on Saturday's sales?
We'll be watching.
Meanwhile, the rom-com "Crazy, Stupid, Love" with its ensemble cast of Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone logged an on-target $6.6 million.