Weekend Box Office: September 17-19

#1 The Town from Warner Brothers debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $23.8 million in 2861 theaters. Budget was $37 million.

#2 Easy A from Screen Gems debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $17.7 million in 2856 theaters. Budget was $8 million.

#3 Devil from Universal debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $12.2 million in 2809 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#4 Resident Evil: Afterlife from Screen Gems drops from #1 to #4 with a weekend gross of $10.0 million (-62.5%) in 3209 theaters (+6). Total gross to date is $43.8 million. Budget was $60 million.

#5 Alpha and Omega from Lionsgate debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $9.1 million in 2625 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#6 Takers from Screen Gems drops from #2 to #6 with a weekend gross of $3.0 million (-46.7%) in 2139 theaters (-52). Total gross to date is $52.3 million. Budget was $32 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The American drops from #3 to #7 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-52.9%) in 2457 theaters (-376). Total gross to date is $32.7 million. Budget was $20 million.

#8 The Other Guys drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $1.9 million (-41.1%) in 1827 theaters (-419). Total gross to date is $115.4 million. Budget was $100 million.

#9 Inception jumps from #10 to #9 with a weekend gross of $1.9 million (-29.8%) in 1305 theaters (-278) . Total gross to date is $285.1 million. Budget was $160 million.

#10 Machete drops from #4 to #10 with a weekend gross of $1.7 million (-59.1%) in 1704 theaters (-974). Total gross to date is $24.3 million. Budget was $20 million.

#11 Eat Pray Love drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.6 million (-44.9%) in 1668 theaters (-671). Total gross to date is $77.6 million. Budget was $60 million.

#12 The Expendables drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.3 million (-57.4%) in 1854 theaters (-1204). Total gross to date is $101.0 million. Budget was $80 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $87.3 million (+32.7%).

A note on “Gross”: On average, studios will earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

21. September 2010 by Andrew
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