Ben Affleck’s The Town, featuring Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, and Blake Lively, topped the North American box office for the sixth day in a row, taking in $2.26 million on Wednesday, Sept. 22, according to Box Office Mojo. Total to date: $30.98m.
At no. 2, the Emma Stone vehicle Easy A earned $1.01 million, falling perilously close to the $1m-per-day mark. Next was the Milla Jovovich-Wentworth Miller actioner Resident Evil: Afterlife with $730k.
At no. 4, the M. Night Shyamalan presentation Devil earned $660k, followed by the animated Alpha and Omega with $319k.
The Anton Corbijn-George Clooney thriller/drama The American collected $229k.
Rounding out the top twelve were Ethan Maniquis-Robert Rodriguez’s Machete with $173k, Christopher Nolan-Leonardo DiCaprio’s Inception with $166k, Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg’s The Other Guys with $140k, Drew Barrymore-Justin Long’s Going the Distance with $132k.
Among the top twelve movies, The Town had the highest per-theater average, $793. Going the Distance had the lowest, $66.
The top ten movies at the North American box office were down 15.5% on Wednesday. Not surprisingly, every single movie on the top twelve chart posted attendance decreases.
Inception had the lowest Tuesday-to-Wednesday drop-off rate, -6.7%. Devil had the highest, -22.9%.
Photo: The Town (Claire Folger / Warner Bros.)