The North American box office had a minor surge (16% among the top ten) on Tuesday, Sept. 14, in relation to Monday. As a result, every single movie on the top-twelve chart posted gains when compared to the day before.
Even so, earnings for the top ten movies were still down 4.8% compared to a week ago and 36% compared to three weeks ago according to numbers found at Box Office Mojo.
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich and Wentworth Miller, Resident Evil: Afterlife was once again easily the no. 1 movie, grossing $2.06m.
Anton Corbijn-George Clooney’s thriller/drama The American pulled in $599k at no. 2.
At no. 3, Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, featuring Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, and Jessica Alba, drew $497k.
At no. 4, Takers brought in $474k. The heist thriller features Hayden Christensen, Paul Walker, and Matt Dillon.
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long’s romantic comedy Going the Distance collected $451k at no. 5.
Next in line were Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables with $325k at no. 7 and Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg’s The Other Guys with $274k at no. 8.
Rounding out the top twelve were Christopher Nolan-Leonardo DiCaprio’s Inception with $258k, Daniel Stamm’s The Last Exorcism with $229k, Jason Bateman-Jennifer Aniston’s The Switch with $192k, Emma Thompson’s Nanny McPhee Returns with $107k.
Among the top twelve movies, Resident Evil: Afterlife had the highest per-theater average, $644. Nanny McPhee Returns had the lowest, $45.
Also among the top twelve, Going the Distance posted the highest Monday-to-Tuesday gains, +46.5%. Resident Evil: Afterlife posted the smallest, +0.8%.
Photo: Resident Evil: Afterlife (RAFY / Constantin Film International GmbH & Davis Films/Impact Pictures Inc.).