Update: Cowboys & Aliens Overtakes Smurfs to Win Weekend Box Office

Posted on August 1, 2011

Olivia Wilde and Daniel Craig in Cowboys and Aliens Movie Still

This is wonderful news. Cowboys & Aliens have overtaken those pesky Smurfs to win the weekend box office. Studio estimates had the two films tied for the box office earlier today before the official results came in. The official number indicate that Cowboys & Aliens made $36,431,290 and The Smurfs made $35,611,637.

This is the correct result. Order in the Universe has been restored. The idea of the Smurfs movie beating out a Western/SF mashup starring Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde, directed by Jon Favreau, is just so wrong on so many levels. No doubt producers Ron Howard, Brian Glazer and Steven Spielberg feel the same way.

Olivia Wilde in Cowboys and Aliens

Photos: Zade Rosenthal/Universal Studios and DreamWorks II