It looks like a scene from a classic Western: A taciturn gunslinger drifts into town and gets into a bar fight. He’s arrested by the sheriff and is about to be taken away when a cattle baron shows up, accuses him of theft and threatens to take the law into his own hands.
Given its unfortunate title, you might think “ Dinner for Schmucks ” is a gross-out comedy. In fact, it’s a sophisticated, clever adaptation of a French film featuring a cute collection of stuffed mice, a blind fencer and a bird that eats out of a man’s mouth.
“Cowboys & Aliens,” featuring Daniel Craig as an Old West gunman who battles space invaders, emerged as the top movie in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, with $36.4 million in ticket sales for Universal Pictures.