Just a week after the box office failed to feature a single film that grossed over $10 million for the weekend, Resident Evil: Retribution gave the movie industry some much needed life by pulling in an estimated haul of $21.1 million from Friday to Sunday, according to The Playlist. Though this might seem like a serviceable total for the aging franchise, it still falls below the opening weekend totals of its predecessors: Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Coming in second place was Finding Nemo 3D, which made $17.5 million, but failed to pull in the numbers that Disney’s previous 3D re-releases have done. And rounding out the top five for the weekend was The Possession with $5.8 million, Lawless with $4.2 million, and The Expendables 2 with $3 million. As we reported before, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master opened huge for the arthouse crowd by making $750,000 on just sixteen screens nationwide this weekend. That is a movie to keep an eye on as it opens wider.
[via The Playlist]