Harry Potter beats all at box office

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Aerin Johnson
Staff Writer

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2” beat the summer competition at the box office.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” one of the favorite movies this summer, is the bestselling Harry Potter movie ever. It made more its opening weekend than its last few movies did. It made over $160,000,000.

Voldemort (Ralph Finnes) finally has the Elder wand now and still wants to kill Harry (Daniel Radcliffe). Harry is also trying to learn more about the Deathly. Harry soon discovers that there is another horcrux at Hogwarts, and Voldemort is already on his way there to protect it.

It is directed by David Yates. It’s PG-13, runs 130 minutes, and is from Warner Brothers.

In “The Hangover Part II,” Stu (Ed Helms) is getting married, so he takes his three friends and future brother-in-law Teddy (Mason Lee) to Thailand. They were just having a quiet night on the beach, but they wake in the morning they find themselves in different circumstances. This movie is R rated. “The Hangover: Part 2″ runs 102 minutes, is from Warner brothers, and is directed by Todd Phillips.

This summer it made $86,035,000 it’s opening weekend.

“Captain America: the First Avenger” is about Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), who wants to join the war effort by becoming a soldier. He continuously tries to join, but gets rejected because of his many health problems. When he meets Dr. Erksine (Stanley Tucci), who says Rogers can join the army, things start to change. With some help he becomes a special part of the War Effort.

Directed by Joe Johnston this movie runs 124 minutes, is PG-13, and from Marvel Studios. After the credits viewers get to see what happens to Rogers and the preview for “The Avengers.”

“Captain America: the First Avenger”made $65,058,528 on its opening weekend.

From Director J.J. Abrams comes “Super 8″ where some strange things start happening in a small town. Joe Lamb (Joel Courtney) just lost his mother. Joe deals with it through making movies with his best friend Charles (Riley Griffiths) and some more of their friends. While the group films its project there is a train crash near where they are working. Soon the small town is being swarmed by the military, people start to disappear, and Joe’s dad (Kyle Chandler) is trying to find out why all this crazy stuff keeps happening.

“Super 8” made $35,451,168 the opening weekend. It’s PG-13 and 112 minutes.

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