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Ben Affleck Wins At The Box Office

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We bet you never thought you'd read those words, right??

Well, he has a hit on his hands!

The Town, directed and co-written by Ben Affleck, came in the number one spot at the box office this weekend with $23.8 million.

This is also a pretty big September win for Warner Bros., which distribution president Dan Fellman said, "Everything just came together at the right moment, and we're thrilled with the opening."

Emma Stone's Easy A came into second place with $18.2 million, which was also a hit for Sony as the film only cost $8 million to produce.

"It's a terrific opening," Sony distribution president Rory Bruer said. "You got so much movie for what it cost, and it was a great result."

What did U see this weekend?

We saw Easy A - and we LOVED it!!!

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41 comments to “Ben Affleck Wins At The Box Office”

  1. kat27 says – reply to this


    The Town was great! I might even see it again and I don't usually see movies at the theater more than once.

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    it doesnt shock me at all. anyone who thought this movie wouldnt be #1 this weekend is crazy.

  3. 3

    I saw Easy A.. it was pretty damn good….

  4. 4

    lol :D

  5. 5

    I saw The Town i thought it was gonna be too much of a "guy film" , but i loved it Blake Lively was great in it , i'm sure she'll still have a huge career after Gossip Girl.as for Easy A , im seeing it next week, i keep hearing how awesome it is.

  6. 6

    I remember when I did theatre with Emma Stone in AZ before she was famous. She never got any leading roles and no one ever thought she wuld amount to anything. Guess we were wrong? LOL! Good for her though; she's a sweetheart.

  7. 7

    of course you saw Easy A perez….because although you are in your 30s, you have the intelligence, maturity, and taste in boys of that of a 12 year old girl

  8. 8

    Loves it!

  9. 9

    "The Town' was realllllllllllllllllllllly good. I'm genuinely happy for Ben Affleck.

  10. 10

    The town was fucking awesome. and i am not easy to please

  11. YUCK says – reply to this


    Re: xoxo_anonymous – well duh, it wasn't up against any big movies like wall street, they picked a lame duck weekend to open so that ba could have a default hit. Duh

  12. 12

    I saw The Town last night and it was awesome! Jeremy Renner was wonderful! bravo Ben Affleck!!

  13. 13

    He will be divorced from Jen within 3 months.

  14. 14

    Loved The Town so much that I went and bought Hogan's "Prince of Thieves" after I saw it. Excellent flick.

  15. 15

    I might go see this at the theater on Friday. Is it good? Any recommendations?

  16. 16

    No joke u loved Easy A … they friggin plastered ads for their movie all over ur site! Biased review much?

  17. 17

    The Town was amazing!!!! I loved Ben Affleck!! Kudos to him :) I might even see it again.

  18. 18

    Just saw The Town - VERY well done…two thumbs up!

  19. 19

    I saw The Town and it was so good. Definitely a must see

  20. 20

    bah wa wa… millions going from the hands of the poor to the hands of the rich… just great!

  21. 21

    AMAZING! the town.. truly a great movie, right up there with the departed, seriously awesome =)

  22. 22

    I am so happy to see him back in a truly awesome film. Saw it last night and really enjoyed it. my husband loved it. Ben Afleck is so good in it and I can't believe how well directed it was. If you haven't seen it you are missing a great film.

  23. 23

    SO happy for Ben and the cast! Great movie!

  24. 24

    Wow you guys are making me want to see it. I LOVE Ben. I've seen all his movies. I just rented Changing Lanes.

  25. 25

    I haven't seen "The Town" or "Easy A" but I'm going to see both of them. Both have gotten great reviews and seem like fresh, interesting and engaging movies (in extremely different ways) . And "Gone Baby Gone" was an excellent movie that should have sold more tickets. Ben Affleck isn't exactly the Martin Scorcese of Boston, but he's much better at directing than he ever was at acting.

  26. 26

    The Town - Good movie - even Grandma liked it in all its machine gun killing cops glory. lol

  27. 27

    i want to see both!

  28. 28

    I like both films. But went with Ben's Flick. He still has the writing chops. I'll see Easy A next week based on all the good reviews. Congrats Ben for your comeback not that you ever left. LOL!

  29. 29

    Ben Affleck has never been so sexy. I also think his confidence improved with this movie, I was VERY impressed, and I just couldn't stop staring at him :) yay for a great movie!

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  31. rev3 says – reply to this


    congrats benny boy

    persistance and talent!

  32. 32

    I saw The Town with a friend for Ben Affleck nostalgic purposes since we used to worship him in high school but i was pleasantly surprised with the movie overall. The directing was great, the acting was insane and Ben Affleck didn't disappoint with the hotness!

  33. 33

    Such a great film. I might have to go see it again.

  34. 34

    Are you kidding me?This movie was the best fucking movie i have seen since 2008

  35. 35

    As a fellow Massachusian (Sp??) I will DEF be seeing the Town. It looks WICKED AWESOME!!…lol

  36. 36

    The Town was very, very good. Not a big Afflect fan ever, now I am. I guess it took a little time for him to get his direction in the business together-but he made it happen. Its the best film I've seen in a long time!

  37. 37

    Re: YUCK – Don't be jealous just because Jho's movie BOMBED. You're always talking shizz about Ben and you're delusional if you think Jlo still has a career.

    The Town was an awesome movie! Go Ben! Go Boston! :-)

  38. 38

    I highly recommend The Town. Overall the story and actors were great. I haven't seen Easy A yet but it looks really funny.

  39. 39

    my god the TOWN finally he did something right :)

  40. 40

    The Town sucked. It was so predictable and uber boring.

  41. 41

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