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‘The Town’ Takes #1 Box Office Spot, ‘Eclipse’ Officially Tops $300 Million

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Ben Affleck‘s bank robber drama, The Town, has opened in the top spot at the box office, beating three other new releases.

The gritty crime film earned $23.8 million for the weekend, higher than most analysts predicted.

Teen comedy Easy A finished in second place, with $18.2 million, while horror-in-the-elevator flick, Devil, rounded the top three with $12.6 million.

Last week’s champ, Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D came in fourth with $10.1 million, while another new release, the animated Alpha and Omega secured fifth place, raking in $9.2 million.

The other films which made the Top Ten this weekend at the box office were Takers ($3 million), The American ($2.8 million), The Other Guys ($2 million), Inception ($1.9 million), Eat Pray Love ($1.7 million).

Meanwhile, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hit a major milestone.

It’s official! Summit Entertainment confirms the film has now earned more than $300 million in North America.

Eclipse became the fourth release to cross the $300M threshold in 2010, joining Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland and Iron Man 2.

The movie is also closing in on $700 million worldwide.

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