The Town led the daily box office once again on Tuesday. The Ben Affleck directed crime film from Warner Bros. grossed $2.62 million, which was up a healthy 14 percent over Monday. The Town has now experienced impressive midweek holds for two consecutive days, which could transfer into a very nice second weekend hold this coming weekend (even with the added competition from Fox's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps). The Town has grossed a better than expected $28.71 million in its first five days, placing it just 14 percent behind the pace of 2006's The Departed.
Sony's Easy A also saw a nice daily percentage increase on Tuesday. The PG-13 comedy from Screen Gems grossed $1.24 million, which was up 15 percent from Monday and kept the film in second place. Easy A surpassed the $20 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $20.04 million through five days of release. Easy A continues to perform in line with pre-release expectations and marks yet another success for Screen Gems with teenage moviegoers.
Resident Evil: Afterlife held steady in third place with $0.91 million. The fourth installment of the Sony franchise was up 8 percent over Monday and down 56 percent from last Tuesday. With a twelve-day take of $45.64 million, Resident Evil: Afterlife is currently running 20 percent ahead of 2007's Resident Evil: Extinction and 19 percent ahead of 2004's Resident Evil: Apocalypse (without adjusting for ticket price inflation).
Universal's Devil remained in fourth with $0.86 million. The PG-13 thriller produced by M. Night Shyamalan was up 7 percent from Tuesday, which actually represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. Devil continues to run a bit below pre-release expectations with $13.95 million through five days of release. That places the film a disappointing 36 percent behind the pace of 2006's Lady in the Water.
Lionsgate's Alpha and Omega continued to round out the day's unchanged top five. The modestly budgeted computer animated film grossed $0.36 million. That was up a solid 13 percent from Monday, though the true impact of that increase is obviously limited by the film's 88 percent slide on Monday. Alpha and Omega has grossed $9.80 million in its first five days, but is likely to take a big hit from Warner's Legend of the Guardians on Friday.