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Weekend Box Office: Talk of 'The Town'!

Weekend Box Office: Talk of 'The Town'!

The Town is the talk of the weekend’s box office, taking in $23.8 million.

This is Ben Affleck‘s sophomore effort directing — he also stars alongside Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, and Rebecca Hall.

Emma Stone and Penn Badgley‘s high-school comedy Easy A brought in a healthy $18.2 million (if you haven’t seen it, you must!!!!!!!!) and the M. Night Shyamalan-penned thriller Devil opened third with $12.6 million.

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  • katrina

    I am definitely seeing “The Town” soon. It looks really good.

    Jared, M. Night didn’t direct “Devil.” John Erick Dowdle did. M. Night just wrote the story. He didn’t even write the screenplay.

  • Rebecca Honey

    I hope The Town relaunches Ben Affleck’s acting career and he acts in more mainstream movies from now on. He has done some great films in his time and should receive some sort of recognition.

    Both Easy A and The Town have interesting all-star casts. It is unfortunate that Jack Goes Boating and Never Let Me Go were only released in select cities and we won’t find out how they would have done commercially if they were released nationwide.

  • http://W.com Kaz

    Welcome folks

  • Alaia

    @Rebecca Honey: I actually would prefer it if he just directs and does his own thing. I don’t want to see Ben Affleck the Movie Star again. I want to see him as Ben Affleck the Visionary Auteur!

  • T

    Easy A was awesome! Best teen movie in a long time. Emma and Penn were great together.

    For The Town, Blake’s accent was embarrassing as well as her acting but that’s nothing new. The movie was ok but didnt like the ending.

  • T

    Forget to say Olive’s parents in Easy A were golden

  • shamrock7

    @Alaia:

    Totally agree!! Ben has found his missing piece, and directing completes him. Happy to see that his personal and professional life is on the right track. He does not need my advice any more. lol

    THE TOWN captivates you and never let’s go of you until the end. It is truly a thrilling ride with robberies, emotional relations, and thrills of action~ Congrats to all that were involved making this incredible film~

    A FOR AFFLECK!!

  • popi

    Easy A was HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!

    Oh my god I loved it

  • nora

    why are internet media poshing sooooo hard for Emma Stone?? I guess she’s the new “IT” girl right?? Oh well, better than that whiner Kristen Stewart!!

  • cat

    The Town was great and it kept you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

  • Ashley

    Easy A was awesome. Penn Badgley had some of the best parts that had the audience roaring in laughter. The theatre was sold out completely and everyone was laughing dozens of times. This movie is a MUST-SEE.

  • Lorraine

    How did Devil end up in third place? There was no one I’ve ever heard of in it except for Geoffrey Arend who I know vaguely because he is Christina Hendricks’ toyboy husband.

  • LAURIE

    IN MY HUMBLE OPINION —EASY A —-IS 100 TIMES BETTER THAN THE TOWN. WASN’T THERE A RUMOR THAT BEN AND BLAKE WERE GETTING VERY CLOSE. I SAW A PICTURE OF THEM, THAT LOOKED MIGHTY SUSPICIOUS. THAT IS WHY BEN GIVES ME THE CREEP, UNLIKE HIS PAL MATT WHO IS A DOLL. . BEN REMINDS ME OF TOM CRUISE, THEY ONLY REMEMBER THEIR FAMILIES WHEN THEY HAVE A NEW MOVIE COMING OUT. WASN’T BEN JUST TOO GOODY -GOODY IN A CREEPY WAY WHEN HE WAS ON THE ELLEN DEGENEROUS(?). SHOW.?

  • the truth

    Really didn’t care about the movies that can out this weekend. Still takers is the winner by far.Its has made 50 millon plus. And people still don’t want to talk about how much money it made. They still don’t like people that don’t have beg people to make a movie. That’s what Ben Affleck had to do to attention for this movie. and Blake lively begged the people to let her be in it. What a waste when you can’t get nothing on your own and don’t want top work for it like other people do.That just show you that if yoy begged people in hollywood that you are very helpless and can’t do nothing for youself. I’m not going to see either movie. Both movie was boring especially Ben Affeck movie. The total boxoffice will be lower tomorrow and everyone will forgotten what the town was about. Noone said anything good about the takers movie are how good it was when it can out.You all are fool for saying good thing about ben Affeck and his movie. Ithink hayden christensen and his brother dida great job too. The only reason why you all are saying this that yoy all feel sorry for him and you all want him to have success with is movie.Ben will never make a good movie like this again.Jst because he live in hollywood and hayden christensen don’t. That’s who has the true talent here.Just because Ben Alleck want people in hollywood to like him there. People in Hollywood still don’t like him. You shouldn’t have to kiss no one behind to like you.When people really work for their craft you don’t say nince thing about them. Like Hayden christensen .He don’t beg hollywood for nothing and he does a great job in his movies. That’s what i don’t likie when people like jared put other actors so high. Don’t see what was the big deal about this movie and the other one.Both wa stupid for being made!

  • dee

    I love The Town and also Easy A! Ben’s awesome, I hope to see more of his movies, also check out Gone Baby Gone if u haven’t.
    Emma Stone is going to be a star! She’s so refreshing, can’t wait to see what’s next for her!

  • RED SUX

    BEN IS THE KING!
    JENNIFER GARNER HIS QUEEN!
    VIOLET AND SERAPHINA HIS PRINCESSES!
    BEN HAS IT MADE!

  • lynn

    I saw “The Town” friday night and the theater was packed. It was a great movie and definitely signified Ben’s gift of directing. Renner was the best actor in the film by far!

  • niy

    I like the Town but I love Easy A!

  • BEN FINALLY MADE IT..

    What you make your second directors debut and you are in your
    sophmore year.. what are we hear High School!!!

    He did wonders and Amy Ryan was on Jimmy Fallon show and
    said that she was in the first and YES PEOPLE SHE IS A OSCAR
    NOMINEE..!!! I knew it… so tell me again that Gone Baby Gone
    was an effort!!! For what… He did well in both movies.. No one
    expected it to hit number 1 …!!! What this was an effort to do a number 1 movie..!!

  • Status Quo

    The Town was good. Devil was amazing….great story M. Night. I’m pretty sure the movie was as good as it was because M. Night didn’t direct nor wrote the screenplay. Sorry M. Night, I can’t forgive you for The Last Airbender….

  • Kellie

    The Town was amazing! Ben Affleck did a great job, Renner killed it as well! Devil was okay, it was’nt bad nor was it amazing.

  • goop

    Blake and Ben together again

  • shelly

    The Town was good- not great. I wish continued success for Ben Affleck. Affleck is one of the few good guys of Hollyweird. Blake Lively had very little screentime- gave the worst performance. Jeremy Renner has a future of being one of the top American character actors of Hollywood.

    I was truly disappointed by Easy A- very little humor and horribly directed. Everything seemed so incredibly forced. Emma Stone is likable, but she is no Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, or even Kristen Bell. Penn Badgley ( HOT!) and Stanley Tucci (Super-Hot !) stoled the movie.

  • lovelydee

    Easy A was amazing I thought it was hilarious
    and I wasn’t bored not one second.
    Emma Stone is the new IT girl and
    Penn was awesome too.

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