'The Town' Overtakes 'Devil' at Weekend B-O
SEPT 20, 2010 - Ben Affleck's crime-drama, The Town, tops the North American weekend box-office collecting an estimated US$23.8 million. The Town, written and directed by Affleck, is about a bunch of ruthless bank robbers - with a sizzling love story thrown in. College comedy Easy A, starring Emma Stone, follows with an estimated US$18.2 million takings.
Shyamalan's Devil (reviewed below), an effort from his Night Chronicles series, is number three with an estimated US$12.5 million while Resident Evil: Afterlife (reviewed below) drops to No 4 (from last week's top spot) with about US$10 million.
Here are the Top 5 North American B-O studio estimates for Sept 17-10, 2010 weekend, in terms of rank, Movie name (studio), Weekend takings in USD, (Cumulative gross, USD) and week on chart, courtesy of Boxofficemojo.
1. The Town (WB) $23.8 million ($23.8 mil) 1
2. Easy A (Screen Gems) $18.2 million ($18.2) 1
3. Devil (Universal) $12.5 million ($12.5 mil) 1
4. Resident Evil: Afterlife (Screen Gems) $10.1 million ($27.7 mil) 2
5. Alpha & Omega (Lion's Gate) $9.2 million ($9.2 mil) 1