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Harrison Ford Gets Even with Papa Smurf

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- With his new movie Cowboys & Aliens barely beating The Smurfs at the box office, Harrison Ford told Conan O'Brien Monday night on Conan that he has a bone to pick with those little blue dudes.

Adding insult to injury, Ford told O'Brien that his wife, Calista Flockhart, took their son to see The Smurfs over the weekend.

"That doesn't seem right -- that's the movie that's up against you this last weekend," O'Brien offered. "So some of the money that went to The Smurfs came from your son."

"We're going to try and get it back," Ford deadpanned.

Ford got some much-needed revenge, however, taking out his aggression on a Papa Smurf doll by tearing its head off on camera.

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'Cowboys' and 'Smurfs' Make Surprise Tie in Opening Weekend

Paul Zimmerman/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- The big-budget blockbuster "Cowboys & Aliens" seems to have tied with the critically panned "Smurfs" film in the number one spot at the weekend box office.

According to studio estimates, the sci-fi western starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford and the animated family adventure film both garnered $36.2 million.

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'Cowboys & Aliens,' 'The Smurfs,' 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' Open Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Cowboys & Aliens: Iron Man director Jon Favreau turns back the clock with an alien vs. cowboy battle set in the Old West.  Daniel Craig plays an amnesia-stricken man who's treated as an outcast until a powerful shackle he wears on his wrist proves to be useful in the fight against the alien invasion.  Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde also star in this adaptation of a graphic novel.  Rated PG-13.

-- The Smurfs: The tiny blue creatures stumble out of their mushroom village and into New York City, though they're still being chased by the evil Gargamel.  Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Katy Perry, Fred Armisen, Anton Yelchin and Alan Cumming lend their voices to the Smurfs.  Neil Patrick Harris, Glee's Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara and Hank Azaria are part of the live-action cast.  The Smurfs is screening in 3D.  Rated PG.

-- Crazy, Stupid, Love.: With his marriage having fallen apart, Steve Carell's Cal re-enters the dating scene with the help of a good-looking younger man, played by Ryan Gosling.  Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon also star.  Rated PG-13.

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Jon Favreau Addresses Cowboys & Aliens Criticism at Comic-Con

Paramount Pictures(SAN DIEGO) -- Comic-Con in San Diego closed its first day on Thursday with a panel discussion featuring directors Jon Favreau and Guillermo del Toro. Favreau, who helmed the first two Iron Man films, was promoting his new movie Cowboys & Aliens, an adaptation of a graphic novel that debuts at Comic-Con on Saturday.

Set in the 1800s, Cowboys & Aliens focuses on a posse of cowboys who attempt to defend the Wild West from an alien invasion. It stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

Favreau said he's confused by the criticism he's heard regarding the title and premise of his movie. He joked, "They go to see Transformers and they see a trailer for Cowboys & Aliens and they're like no, cowboys and aliens, they don't fight each other, it's completely implausible, they didn't exist at the same time. Alien robots turn into trucks, and that's okay. But you get James Bond and, you know, Indiana Jones fighting aliens, we've crossed a line there."

Favreau also quipped," Everybody agrees it's either going to be terrible or it's going to be awesome.  And I think they're probably right."

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