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Weekend Box-Office: September 17-19, 2010

09.19.2010


WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE

Cheer up fellas, your movie is #1!!!

JoBlo.com readers hit this one out of the park last weekend, when we asked, "What film do you think will be #1 next weekend?". You chose THE TOWN as the overwhelming #1 film and you were right as the movie opened huge with close to $24M in its first three days of release alone. The Emma Stone-starring EASY A didn't do too shabbily either in second place with about $18M, while the M. Night Shyamalan-produced DEVIL opened with a decent $13M in third place. The latter movie might've received more positive buzz had the studio previewed it for critics, as many seem to be enjoying it including our very own Arrow, Jim Law and several schmoes on the MFC (the avg. score of 7.6/10 from 5 reviews so far).

The greater news for all three movies is that they all had low budgets, so it appears as though they'll all be considered "successful" pretty soon. Affleck's film only cost $37M, while EASY A cost less than $10M! I can't imagine that DEVIL cost a lot more than that. The only new movie of the weekend that didn't impress many was the kid's flick ALPHA AND OMEGA which sounds a lot more like a scientific documentary than a fun children's movie. It opened in 5th place with a disappointing $9M, despite being in 3D.

Last week's massive #1 movie, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE, dropped like a hooker on New Year's eve, losing 63% of its audience from last weekend, and positioning itself in 4th place among the new releases. And with 4 new releases slipping their way into the top 10, four other movies had to get drop-kicked out of the top 10 including EAT PRAY LOVE ($78M), GOING THE DISTANCE ($17M), THE LAST EXORCISM ($40M) and THE EXPENDABLES, which finally managed to break the $100M mark, with $101M in domestic grosses since its release six weeks ago.

Next weekend sees the release of a ton of movies including 4 wide releases like Zack Snyder's LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE (also known as YAWN), the sequel to WALL STREET entitled WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS starring Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf and his real-life girlfriend Carey Mulligan, the teen comedy THE VIRGINITY HIT which is being backed by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell and something called YOU AGAIN, which co-stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver, two ladies who starred in classic films in their earlier days (HALLOWEEN, ALIEN).

There are also a bunch of limited releases opening up including Woodrow Allen's latest called YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER (as opposed to the film about my life called YOU MIGHT MEET A SHORT ETHNIC DUDE), the film starring only one person in Ryan Reynolds entitled BURIED, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN which is not about the sequel to SUPERMAN RETURNS, as well as Gaspar Noe's ENTER THE VOID and James Franco's latest entitled HOWL. Phew! That's a lot of movies, yo! Now if you could choose only one movie to see next weekend, which one would you see? VOTE NOW!!!

1. The Town $ 23.8 Million
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2. Easy A $ 18.2 Million
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3. Devil $ 12.6 Million
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4. Resident Evil:... $ 10.1 Million $ 43.9 Million
5. Alpha and Omega $ 9.2 Million
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6. Takers $ 3 Million $ 52.3 Million
7. The American $ 2.7 Million $ 32.9 Million
8. Inception $ 2 Million $ 285.2 Million
9. The Other Guys $ 2 Million $ 115.4 Million
10. Machete $ 1.7 Million $ 24.3 Million

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1:20AM on 09/20/2010

The Town

was incredible.
was incredible.
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12:46AM on 09/20/2010
Ben Affleck still sucks and RE4 is great, i would rather see it a second time than watch the Town. Freak that, i'd rather watch RE 4 another 5 times than see the Town. Bank robbers, oooooh, so cool. It looks like an instant rental.

Ben Affleck still sucks and RE4 is great, i would rather see it a second time than watch the Town. Freak that, i'd rather watch RE 4 another 5 times than see the Town. Bank robbers, oooooh, so cool. It looks like an instant rental.

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1:17AM on 09/20/2010
freak that.
freak that.
12:40AM on 09/20/2010
The Top 3 movies all got great reviews and the public likes them too...in September. Guess September isn't a total dumping ground this year.
The Top 3 movies all got great reviews and the public likes them too...in September. Guess September isn't a total dumping ground this year.
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10:31PM on 09/19/2010
Still have yet to see The Town. Will during the week. I went and saw Devil, and I got to say it was better than what I was expecting. Wall Street looks to be good and def can't wait until Buried (which will come out wide October 8th) comes out. Really hope Reynolds breaks out of his shell and does something spectacular here. Wouldn't mind seeing The Virginity Hit and that owls movie, lmao that trailer made me laugh, its Zach Synder and....OWLS??!!!! Oh boy. That will pull an Alpha and Omega but
Still have yet to see The Town. Will during the week. I went and saw Devil, and I got to say it was better than what I was expecting. Wall Street looks to be good and def can't wait until Buried (which will come out wide October 8th) comes out. Really hope Reynolds breaks out of his shell and does something spectacular here. Wouldn't mind seeing The Virginity Hit and that owls movie, lmao that trailer made me laugh, its Zach Synder and....OWLS??!!!! Oh boy. That will pull an Alpha and Omega but worse. Definitely can't wait to see Woody's next film as Whatever Works was one of my favorites of his.
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10:30PM on 09/19/2010
Everyone got what they deserve in this box office. A well made movie like the Town in the first place, a pretty decent comedy in the second and a highly recommended terror movie in the third.
Everyone got what they deserve in this box office. A well made movie like the Town in the first place, a pretty decent comedy in the second and a highly recommended terror movie in the third.
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10:16PM on 09/19/2010
Vote me down all you want, but I hope they do make another RE movie. It's nice to have a movie franchise with a continuing story that isn't SAW. And it was actually GOOD 3-D!
Vote me down all you want, but I hope they do make another RE movie. It's nice to have a movie franchise with a continuing story that isn't SAW. And it was actually GOOD 3-D!
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10:20PM on 09/19/2010
3D was the only good thing of the movie..
3D was the only good thing of the movie..
9:58PM on 09/19/2010

Aaawwww shit!!

I'm thrilled to see that Inception still holds a spot in the top ten. Well deserved. As for The Town, I've been wanting to see that, and I'm glad to see some positive feedback.
I'm thrilled to see that Inception still holds a spot in the top ten. Well deserved. As for The Town, I've been wanting to see that, and I'm glad to see some positive feedback.
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9:30PM on 09/19/2010
Hold up! Shia Lebouf is fucking that 12 year old boy named Carey Mulligan? I call shenanigans!
Hold up! Shia Lebouf is fucking that 12 year old boy named Carey Mulligan? I call shenanigans!
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3:47PM on 09/20/2010
Well then call me a paedophile because I'd molest the shit out of that 12 year old boy.
Well then call me a paedophile because I'd molest the shit out of that 12 year old boy.
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9:00PM on 09/19/2010
Although The Town is on my list for next week, I decided to see Devil. Holy crap Schmoes! I HIGHLY recommend this! It's a lot of fun and really makes you jump!
Although The Town is on my list for next week, I decided to see Devil. Holy crap Schmoes! I HIGHLY recommend this! It's a lot of fun and really makes you jump!
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9:14PM on 09/19/2010
Agreed. It's a really fun horror film.
Agreed. It's a really fun horror film.
7:33PM on 09/19/2010

damn

Machete, I'm still here rooting for you, baby. Trouble Maker studios forever, mang
Machete, I'm still here rooting for you, baby. Trouble Maker studios forever, mang
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7:19PM on 09/19/2010
Good for Inception! Good for Affleck. I had no fucking clue Snyder did that shitty looking Owl movie. Hence the negative rating.
Good for Inception! Good for Affleck. I had no fucking clue Snyder did that shitty looking Owl movie. Hence the negative rating.
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7:10PM on 09/19/2010

INCEPTION!

Holy F! Inception still in the Top 10? Way to go Nolan!
Holy F! Inception still in the Top 10? Way to go Nolan!
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6:06PM on 09/19/2010

See Inception Again

Even though it's only a number, it would be nice for a movie like Inception, which deserves all the success it's had, to hit $300 million. It's within reach, considering the movies minuscule drops each weekend. I'm encouraging everyone to have a second, third, fourth, etc. viewing. Let's push this baby over the top. Another tidbit: Inception joins How To Train Your Dragon as the only two movies to stay in the top 10 for 10 weeks in 2010.
Even though it's only a number, it would be nice for a movie like Inception, which deserves all the success it's had, to hit $300 million. It's within reach, considering the movies minuscule drops each weekend. I'm encouraging everyone to have a second, third, fourth, etc. viewing. Let's push this baby over the top. Another tidbit: Inception joins How To Train Your Dragon as the only two movies to stay in the top 10 for 10 weeks in 2010.
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6:03PM on 09/19/2010
Congrats to the Town and cool to see Inception still hanging on! How the F is Takers still in the top ten?!
Congrats to the Town and cool to see Inception still hanging on! How the F is Takers still in the top ten?!
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5:58PM on 09/19/2010

Kudos to Inception!

Incpetion = $753,378,000 world wide so far. That's incredible for a non-sequel, original concept movie!
Incpetion = $753,378,000 world wide so far. That's incredible for a non-sequel, original concept movie!
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5:47PM on 09/19/2010
Well outside Gigli, Ive never had a problem with Affleck. Now that Alpha and Oega seems to have failed miserably, maybe Pixar will reconsider not making Newt
Well outside Gigli, Ive never had a problem with Affleck. Now that Alpha and Oega seems to have failed miserably, maybe Pixar will reconsider not making Newt
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5:46PM on 09/19/2010
Glad to see The Town at number 1. One of the best movies to come out this year and in the past few. I thought the movie was fantastic and everyone involved was solid, especially Renner. The final scene at Fenway was awesome and was a great way to end the movie somewhat. Kudos to Affleck; always was a fan of his and after his first two directing gigs, I am dieing to see what he does next. I hope around award time this movie gets nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting
Glad to see The Town at number 1. One of the best movies to come out this year and in the past few. I thought the movie was fantastic and everyone involved was solid, especially Renner. The final scene at Fenway was awesome and was a great way to end the movie somewhat. Kudos to Affleck; always was a fan of his and after his first two directing gigs, I am dieing to see what he does next. I hope around award time this movie gets nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor.
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5:41PM on 09/19/2010
Apart from The Town being #1, I'm also happy because Expendables went over 100 million. Worldwide is about 230 million.
Apart from The Town being #1, I'm also happy because Expendables went over 100 million. Worldwide is about 230 million.
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5:31PM on 09/19/2010
Whoa whoa whoa, Shia LaBeouf is going out with Carey Mulligan? Son of a BITCH!
Whoa whoa whoa, Shia LaBeouf is going out with Carey Mulligan? Son of a BITCH!
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5:10PM on 09/19/2010
This is great news for movie fans.. The Town opens HUGE and Resident Evil drops like a fucking rock.. maybe this will stop the fifth one from going into production. We can only hope.
This is great news for movie fans.. The Town opens HUGE and Resident Evil drops like a fucking rock.. maybe this will stop the fifth one from going into production. We can only hope.
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6:00PM on 09/19/2010
it's on course to be the highest grossing of the series, so that's unlikely.
it's on course to be the highest grossing of the series, so that's unlikely.
6:43PM on 09/19/2010
sigh.. dammit! 3-D prices bro.. sucks!
sigh.. dammit! 3-D prices bro.. sucks!
4:50PM on 09/19/2010
Well earned. Great flick.
Well earned. Great flick.
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4:49PM on 09/19/2010
All I could think was "DAMN it's nice to see Inception still in there!"
All I could think was "DAMN it's nice to see Inception still in there!"
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4:09PM on 09/19/2010

All You Fair Wheather Ben Affleck Fans

Can kiss my ass. That's right, fuck yourselves up the butt with your ticket stubs. "No, I always liked him. He just had a bad run." Fuck You!
Can kiss my ass. That's right, fuck yourselves up the butt with your ticket stubs. "No, I always liked him. He just had a bad run." Fuck You!
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5:34PM on 09/19/2010
Are you sure its not like, "Ben Affleck is the worst actor ever (which he is), but he is a solid director and puts out an acceptable performance this time around."?

I haven't heard: "I've always liked him. He's so great. I promise, now that this movie came out, I've always loved his work.

Its just: "Wow! Despite how much he has always sucked, he's not so bad in this context."
Are you sure its not like, "Ben Affleck is the worst actor ever (which he is), but he is a solid director and puts out an acceptable performance this time around."?

I haven't heard: "I've always liked him. He's so great. I promise, now that this movie came out, I've always loved his work.

Its just: "Wow! Despite how much he has always sucked, he's not so bad in this context."
6:34PM on 09/20/2010
He and Matt Damon did share an academy award for best original script for Good Will Hunting. He's a talented filmmaker. No question. But he'll never be considered a great actor. Sorry.
He and Matt Damon did share an academy award for best original script for Good Will Hunting. He's a talented filmmaker. No question. But he'll never be considered a great actor. Sorry.
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3:51PM on 09/19/2010

"dropped like a hooker on New Year's eve"

Lyrical. Almost poetic!
Shame RE4 couldn't have bombed last week though, so they couldn't make a 5th.
Lyrical. Almost poetic!
Shame RE4 couldn't have bombed last week though, so they couldn't make a 5th.
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3:23PM on 09/19/2010

Awesome!

The Town is the best heist movie since Heat. I'm glad it got the number one spot. Congrats to Ben Affleck and the whole crew.
The Town is the best heist movie since Heat. I'm glad it got the number one spot. Congrats to Ben Affleck and the whole crew.
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3:11PM on 09/19/2010
It's a pity Devil didn't do better. However, it had a $10 million budget so it should do fine.
It's a pity Devil didn't do better. However, it had a $10 million budget so it should do fine.
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2:39PM on 09/19/2010

AND ...

... Inception is still in top ten this week!!!!!!!!
... Inception is still in top ten this week!!!!!!!!
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2:38PM on 09/19/2010

Great weekend!

I agree. I saw The Town yesterday and it was amazing. Affleck really hit it on the spot. I'm glad he got the number 1 spot and gets back on the A list
I agree. I saw The Town yesterday and it was amazing. Affleck really hit it on the spot. I'm glad he got the number 1 spot and gets back on the A list
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2:23PM on 09/19/2010
Awesome. The Town is a pretty damn good movie and deserved to the top spot.
Awesome. The Town is a pretty damn good movie and deserved to the top spot.
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