“Resident Evil: Retribution” Wins Box Office

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The fifth Resident Evil entry, Resident Evil: Retribution powered its way to the top of the box-office this weekend, opening with $21.1 million in ticket sales.

The debut pales in comparison to the 2010 installment, Afterlife, which opened to $27 million. Analysts expected a debut of around $22 million.

Retribution beat the 3-D re-release of Finding Nemo. It took second with $17.5 million. Some analysts predicted the Nemo re-release would open in the top spot. And while the film didn’t do as well as predicted, many in Hollywood think the re-release could score $60 million before its Blu-Ray release.

The horror film The Possession took third with $5.8 million, followed by the gangster film Lawless with $4.2 million.

The cartoon ParaNorman rounded out the top five with $3 million. Final figures are due Monday.

Comments

  1. The Resident Evil films are getting dumber and dumber. I’ll watch this one as soon as it hits the bargain bins, but until then, I’ll glad wait for one of those Resident Evil films based on the games. I thought that last CGI film (Resident Evil: Degeneration) was incredibly good.

  2. I’ve enjoyed this series, yet this was the first one I bothered to see in theaters. probably shouldn’t have, being on Unemployment benefits right now, but I had a really f-ed up week, and I just needed something, and boy, did this movie provide. Maybe it was just me but I noticed a lot fewer gratuitous 3-D shots than in Afterlife. I appreciated that. I saw it in 2-D anyway since 3-D gives me headaches (no, really, even when it’s well done like in Up, it hurts), but still. Kind of a shame we didn’t get more of Oded Fehr in this. I like him, he’s cool. And the lack of explanation for no Redfields was annoying, but maybe they’ll show up in the next one.

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