After toughing it out through a relatively soft box office for the last few weeks of summer, audiences were finally treated this weekend with actual options at the cineplex. Instead of handing out cash for another piece of the RESIDENT EVIL pie or to see George Clooney play moody, this weekend saw the opening of a some wildly different fare. A heist flick, a smart teen comedy, an ostensible horror flick (from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan!), an animated wolf tale for the kiddies, a moving literary adaptation, and the year's most talked-about documentary all hit theaters this weekend, but who came out on top?
Well, Ben Affleck's second directorial effort did, of course! THE TOWN easily took top spot at the box office - pulling in $23.8 million for the weekend. A solid heist flick with an even more solid cast, THE TOWN is a fine choice for the movie-going masses, and I'm pleased it was the top pick for the weekend. (more...)