With an estimated $23.8 million, the crime drama thriller becomes the first directed movie by Affleck that debuts on number one at the chart.
Ben Affleck has made his name more notable as Hollywood director. After his directorial debut "Gone Baby Gone" impressed critics, his follow-up "The Town" does not only garner positive review but also perform well at North American Box Office. On its debut weekend, the movie earns $23.8 million and sits on the first place at the chart.
Right behind "The Town" is "Easy A" which was made with quite a small budget of $8 million. The Emma Stone-starring comedy, which is filled with sex issues, turns out to be profitable as it rakes in $17.7 million since it was released in the U.S. on last Friday.
Another newcomer "Devil", which was produced by M. Night Shyamalan, lands the third spot with $12.3 million revenue. This is surprisingly well reception from audience despite the fact the filmmaker himself has been underestimated following his latest directed flick "The Last Airbender".
"Resident Evil: Afterlife", which ruled domestic chart during Labor Day weekend, has a sloppy second weekend as it only makes an additional $10 million (drops 62.5%) gross and jumps down to the fourth place. Rounding up the top five is family animation "Alpha and Omega" which rakes in $9.1 million from first three days' ticket sales.
Top Ten Movies at Box Office for September 17-19:
- "The Town" - $23.8 million
- "Easy A" - $17.7 million
- "Devil" - $12.3 million
- "Resident Evil: Afterlife" - $10 million
- "Alpha and Omega" - $9.1 million
- "Takers" - $3 million
- "The American" - $2.7 million
- "The Other Guys" - $1.9 million
- "Inception" - $1.9 million
- "Machete" - $1.8 million