Box Office Roundup: Sep 20th 2010
Published: September 19, 2010 - 10:00pm
The final tally of the top five films in theaters this weekend: The Town, Easy A, Devil, Resident Evil: Afterlife and Alpha & Omega
#1 The Town
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm
Doug MacRay was born and raised in Charlestown, a blue-collar neighborhood in Boston and is the world's capital for carjacking, kidnappings, and armed robberies. As he plans his next heist, the longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier robberies, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.
Opening weekend gross $23.8 million
Average of $8,319 across 2,861 theaters
#2 Easy A
Starring: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes
Olive Penderghast finds herself the victim of her high school's "rumor mill" when she lies to her best friend Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka) about a weekend tryst with a fictional college freshman. Word quickly spreads of Olive's promiscuity and, much to her surprise, she welcomes the attention. When she agrees to help out a bullied friend by pretending to sleep with him, her image rapidly degrades to a more lascivious state and her world begins to spin out of control.
Opening weekend gross $18.2 million
Average of $6,373 across 2,856 theaters
Starring: Chris Messina, Jenny O'Hara, Bojana Novakovic
Set in an office building, the film follows five strangers who become trapped in an elevator and, after several terrifying and inexplicable events occur, begin to turn against each other as they come to suspect that one of them is, in fact, the Devil. Based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan, Devil will be the first of The Night Chronicles trilogy, which involves the supernatural within modern urban society.
Opening weekend gross $12.6 million
Average of $4,485 across 2,809 theaters
#4 Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller
In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.
$10.1 million / 2nd weekend in theaters
62.1% drop / $90.1 million gross to date
#5 Alpha & Omega
(New Line Cinema)
Starring: Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Dennis Hopper
A 3D animated film for the whole family to enjoy, the story follows two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order. When suddenly thrown together into a foreign land, they realize they need each other to return home; but love finds a way to complicate everything.
Opening weekend gross $9.2 million in ticket sales
Average of $3,504 across 2,625 theaters