The latest film directed and starring Ben Affleck, The Town, which takes place in his hometown of Boston, led the weekend box office in the U.S. and Canada, according preliminary figures Sunday’s tracker Exhibitor Relations.
The Town, the second film directed by Affleck, generated $23.8 million taking down the fourth installment of the Resident Evil series from the top of the box office.
In second place stood the smart teen flick, ‘Easy A’ in which a student lies about losing her virginity to increase her popularity. It made $18.2 million dollars.
Devil, a supernatural thriller in which Satan holds a group of people in the elevator of a building in Philadelphia did $12.6 million for third place, followed by Resident Evil: Afterlife, which passes the $ 26.7 million raised the last weekend (released), only 10.1 million this weekend.
Here are the top 10 for the weekend:
1. The Town, $23.8 million 2. Easy A, $18.2 million 3. Devil, $12.6 million 4. Resident Evil: Afterlife, $10.1 million; $44 million 5. Alpha and Omega, $9.2 million 6. Takers, $3 million; $52.3 million 7. The American, $2.8 million; $32.9 million 8. Inception, $2.015 million; $285.2 million 9. The Other Guys, $2 million; $115.4 million 10. Eat Pray Love, $1.7 million; $77.7 million – tied with Machete, $1.7 million; $24.3 million