The Town Steals the Top Spot from Resident Evil

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Ben Affleck's Boston bank robbery saga took top place this weekend, as The Town opened with $23.8 million, de-seating a Resident Evil sequel, an Emma Stone's debut as the lead in a teen comedy, and a story "from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan."

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Easy A landed second, with an estimated $18.2 million. Costing only $8 million make, it's already a success.  Devil debuted third with $12.6 million, which wasn't the opener Universal had hoped for, but since the film was low-budget, it still has a good chance at covering the gap.

Resident Evil: Afterlife dropped to fourth place this weekend, pulling in an additional $10.1 million for a 2-week domestic total of $44 million. Paul W.S. Anderson's 3D installment did stay at number 1 internationally though, earned an additional $38.7 million for an international take of $103 million.

Fifth place belonged to newcomer animated tale Alpha and Omega, which earned $9.2 million. Take a closer look at the numbers for the Top Five this week below!

  1. The Town - $23,800,000
  2. Easy A - $18,200,000
  3. Devil - $12,584,000
  4. Resident Evil: Afterlife - $10,100,000
  5. Alpha and Omega - $9,200,000

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