Harry Potter's record breaking number one spot in the US-box-office was short lived after the superhero film "Captain America: The First Avenger" knocked Potter's final installment to second place.

In its North American opening last weekend "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" swept the US box office plunging to the top with a whopping $169.2m.

In its second weekend Potter plummeting down to $48.1m falling to second place, below Captain America who opened with $65 in the US and Canada according to early estimates, the BBC reported.

The 3D film starring Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Dominic Cooper and Samuel. L. Jackson is a story based on the Marvel comic book character- a young solider, Steve Rogers- who is transformed into a superhero Captain America to help the war effort.

The film has received an 8.0 IMDb where reviewers have called the film "Superb! Fantastical but perfectly balanced by the time period and "greatest Generation" setting." "Near perfect on every level."

Others were not so hot on the film describing the 8.0 score as a steep exaggeration and defining the film as" cheesy, sappy and so un-menacing-it's -not-even-funny."