The summer box-office streak has cooled a bit with a $37 million opening weekend for J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg's sci-fi tale "Super 8." It was a healthy but unremarkable opening for the adventure centered on teen filmmakers and an alien entity. After a string of blockbuster debuts, Hollywood's overall revenues dipped for the first time in a month. "Super 8" bumped off the previous weekend's No. 1 movie, the comic book prequel "X-Men: First Class," which slipped to second place with $25 million.
The weekend's other new wide release, the family film "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer," opened weakly at No. 7 with $6.3 million.