The top three movies at the box office this past weekend were new releases, with spot number one going to Ben Affleck’s The Town, which earned $23.8 million. The high school comedy Easy A came in at number two with an $18.2 million gross. Three was Devil ($12.5 million), the only movie so far to feature the winning combination of the Ultimate Force of Darkness plus an elevator… why have audiences had to sit through over a century of movie history while waiting for this obvious concept to be exploited? Hopefully soon there will be a similar flick utilizing the endless horror movie potential of the escalator.
Last week’s number one at the box office, Resident Evil: Afterlife fell to number four, with a weekend gross of $10.1 million and a total gross of $43.9 million. Number five went to new release Alpha and Omega, which earned $9.2 million.
Other new releases were Catfish (don’t worry, no spoilers here), which earned $255,252, Never Let Me Go ($120,830) and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating ($30,000).
Out on September 22nd in limited release is Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. The 24th sees the release of the long-awaited Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, You Again, Buried, Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void, Howl, A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism and The Virginity Hit.