Finding Nemo (3D) was no match for Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth film in the Resident Evil franchise. The zombie action flick brought in $21 million at the box office, significantly more than Finding Nemo’s $17.5 million. Sony president of distribution Rory Bruer attributes Retribution’s success to leading actress Milla Jovovich.
"Every country she goes, audiences fall in love with her," Bruer told Reuters. "The 3D and Imax elements complement the franchise in a certain way, but the big money is on Milla."
The Possession, meanwhile, scared up another $5.8 million over the weekend, bringing its total gross earnings to just over $41 million. The supernatural flick stars Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Kyra Sedgwick.
Fourth place goes to Lawless with a box office take of $4.2 million. Lawless, a Palme d'Or contender at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, stars Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, and Guy Pearce, among others.
ParaNorman rounds out the list of top five earners with $3 million in sales. The Expendables 2 also brought in a cool $3 million. Both films are heading into their fifth week in theaters
The Words, starring Bradley Cooper, fell from fourth place to seventh with earnings of $2.8 million. The Bourne Legacy, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and The Campaign close out the top ten with respective earnings of $2.8, $2.5, and $2.4 million.
This Friday brings the release of four major films: Dredd, End of Watch, House at the End of the Street, and Trouble with the Curve. Which movie do you think will open at number one?
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Photo: Resident Evil: Retribution