Paul WS Anderson and his Resident Evil team have lived up to their promise / threat* and delivered another money-spinning Milla-fights-zomboids effort in Retribution. The movie debuted in the top spot at the US box office, albeit lower than most of the other sequels. It took in $21.1 million, which put it ahead of the Finding Nemo 3D re-release, which made $17.5 million in second.
Horror pic The Possession was pushed down to third, earning $5.8 million, while Lawless slipped to fourth and $4.2 million. ParaNorman stayed strong in fifth, taking home $3.1 million.
The Expendables 2 took a tumble (lets hope the cast were wearing one of those “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” Medic Alert bracelets) to sixth with $3 million, while The Words was down to seventh and $2.88 million. At eighth we find The Bourne Legacy nabbing $2.87 million, while The Odd Life Of Timothy Green was down to ninth with $2.5 million and The Campaign slipped to 10th, making $2.4 million.
How is it exactly profitable when it cost $65m to make & only managed to take $21m at the box-office & that includes increased prices for it being shown only in 3D.
Also not exactly sure BUT! I reckon that weekend opening is a fair bit down on the last one? More
Re: More proof that U.S box office counts for shit!
Prove it. Where's you evidence for such a sweeping generalisation? It's proof that there's a lot of people who don't know a good movie from their own *sshole and will watch anything that has a strong enough marketing campaign or franchise attachment. For instance ... people who thought Prometheus was any good. LOL. More
L: Wild about Wilder
Looks like this (hopefully) could be the final nail in the coffin for this Series what a shame for poor Paul WS Anderson (NOT!!!)
'm not a big fan of the Resident Evil series (though I don't hate is as much as most seem to), but how exactly can getting to the top of the US box office be considered the "final nail in the coffin" for this or any other series? In which planet does a profitable movie herald the end of a franchise? More
It's not very often that I comment on articles on this site but why do I get the feeling that with the Resident Evil movies Empire have already decided on a score before they have even watched the movie?
Now I'm not claiming that the series is high art but they are entertaining blends of action and horror with a great lead actress and always impress with their scope and scale.
No disrespect to the previous person that posted but Prometheus was most likely a dissapointment at the U.s. box of More