"The Town" is the talk of the box office, opening with $23.8 million to take the No. 1 spot.
On a weekend that Hollywood was largely content to cede to football and late-summer barbecues, Sony-Screen Gems' "Resident Evil: Afterlife" led the box office.
The fright flick "The Last Exorcism" and the heist thriller "Takers" were in a photo finish for the top spot at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
"The Other Guys" are the main guys at the box office, knocking off "Inception" to take the No. 1 spot.