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Ben Affleck's THE TOWN Passes $50m Milestone: Box Office

Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, The Town
Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, The Town

Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, starring Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, and Susan Sarandon, held the top spot at the North American box office on Monday, Sept. 27, according to Box Office Mojo.

But with $1.7 million and a $479 per-theater average, it was a tenuous top spot indeed. In fact, "tenuous" may be the word for the box office hold of most new entries.

Money Never Sleeps fell below the daily $1k-per-theater average on Day 4. And so did Zack Snyder's CGI-animated 3D feature Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, which, despite higher ticket prices, averaged a paltry $231 on Monday.

The Kristen Bell-Jamie Lee Curtis-Odette Yusman comedy You Again fared even worse in absolute terms, with a $228 average per venue. The Disney comedy actually fell below the daily $1k average on Sunday, its third day out.

Additionally, Legend of the Guardians, You Again, and the Emma Stone vehicle Easy A all fell below the $1 million-per-day mark; the first two on Day 4, the third title on Day 11.

Back to Monday box office figures:

Up one spot at no. 2, Ben Affleck's The Town was less than $300k behind Money Never Sleeps, with $1.41m. As predicted, Affleck's heist thriller featuring Affleck himself, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, and Rebecca Hall, passed the $50m milestone on Monday. The Town's total after 11 days is $50.11m.

Legend of the Guardians was down one spot at no. 3, earning $827k (-82.4 percent).

At no. 4, Easy A collected $666k, followed by You Again with $582k at no. 5 and the M. Night Shyamalan presentation Devil with $491k at no. 6.

Next in line were the Milla Jovovich-Ali Larter-Wentworth Miller sci-fier/actioner Resident Evil: Afterlife with $461k at no. 7 and Alpha and Omega with $223k, down 85 percent compared to Sunday, at no. 8.

Animated movies tend to suffer more than most on weekdays. On the other hand, they also tend to resurface with renewed vigor on weekends.

Rounding out the top twelve were Hayden Christensen-Chris Brown-Paul Walker's Takers with $124k, Christopher Nolan-Leonardo DiCaprio's Inception with $109k, Anton Corbijn-George Clooney's The American with $92k, Julia Roberts-Javier Bardem-James Franco's Eat Pray Love, which usually holds up relatively well on weekdays, with $78k.

Among the top twelve movies, The Town had the highest per-theater average, $492, followed by Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps with $479. The American had the lowest, $70.

Also among the top twelve, Alpha and Omega posted the highest Sunday-to-Monday drop-off rate, -85 percent. The American posted the lowest, -58.1 percent.

Photos: The Town (Claire Folger / Warner Bros.)

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  1. emma

    This film is want of my favorit movies.




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