With a star-studded cast including Affleck, Mad Men's John Hamm, Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner, and Gossip Girl's Blake Lively, The Town easily beat out teen comedy Easy A and M. Night Shyamalan's Devil, which also opened this weekend, reported the AP.
The Town, Affleck's second directorial effort outmatched his $5.5 million debut of first film Gone Baby Gone in 2007, reported The Hollywood Reporter, proving that the co-writer and star is not just a one-hit-wonder filmmaker.
Easy A starring smart and charming newcomer Emma Stone earned second place at the fall box office bringing in $18.2 million, and Devil rounded out the top three at $12.6 million.
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Last week's box office topper Resident Evil: Afterlife held strong to the fourth spot earning $10.1 million.