Warner's The Town continued to lead the daily box office comfortably on Wednesday with $2.27 million. The crime film starring and directed by Ben Affleck was down a very reasonable 13 percent from Tuesday. Yesterday saw The Town surpass the $30 million mark, as the film continues to run well ahead of expectations. With a six-day gross of $30.98 million, The Town is currently running 13 percent behind the pace of 2006's The Departed. The Town is in good shape to experience a healthy second weekend hold given its midweek holding power this week.
Sony's Easy A held steady in second with $1.01 million. The low-budget Screen Gems comedy starring Emma Stone was down a notable 18 percent from Tuesday. Easy A has grossed $21.06 million through its first six days in theatres, placing it 14 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's The House Bunny. Though Easy A hasn't showcased the greatest holding power during the midweek, it is still likely to regain major momentum over the weekend given the size of its teenage audience.
Screen Gems also claimed third place, as Resident Evil: Afterlife grossed $0.73 million for the day. Sony's 3D sequel was down 19 percent from Tuesday and down 53 percent from last Wednesday. With that in mind, Resident Evil: Afterlife should experience another sizable decline this weekend (though it should stabilize quite a bit in comparison to this past weekend's slide). The 13-day total for Resident Evil: Afterlife stands at $46.37 million.
Devil remained in fourth place for the day, but was down a sharp 23 percent from Tuesday in the process. The PG-13 thriller from Universal grossed $0.66 million for the day, which brings the film's six-day total to $14.61 million. Devil continues to run slightly below expectations and is already starting to look like it will be quite front-loaded towards its opening weekend performance.
Alpha and Omega rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.32 million. The computer animated film from Lionsgate was down a so-so 12 percent from Tuesday. Alpha and Omega crossed the $10 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $10.12 million through six days of release. The film continues to run towards the higher end of its modest pre-release expectations.
On the platform front, Universal's Catfish and Fox Searchlight's Never Let Me Go continued to post solid per-location numbers. Catfish grossed $25,762 from 12 locations, giving it a per-location average of $2,147. Meanwhile, Never Let Me Go earned a per-location average of $2,500 after grossing $9,999 from 4 locations for the day. Catfish has grossed $333,922 through six days, while Never Let Me Go has grossed $186,830 after eight days.