Resident Evil: Extinction Lives…

At the top of the US box office

Resident Evil: Extinction Lives...

by Olly Richards |
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The Resident Evil series proved that there's just no killing it (no matter how hard you might try) this weekend, as Resident Evil: Extinction took an estimated $24million in its opening weekend in the US. That's the highest opening of any of the series. So, America, you have only yourselves to blame.

In at number 2, in least appealing weekend for movie openings this year, was Dane Cook's Good Luck Chuck, which took $14 million. The only other new entry in the top ten was Amanda Byne's Sydney White, which opened with $5.3million. That's about half the opening of Bynes' last film as star, She's The Man, but not bad for a film we've never heard of.

Limited openings that performed well this weekend include The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which opened on just five screens and racked up a huge screen average of $28,800. Sean Penn's Into The Wild went even better, opening on only four screens and making a staggering $51,750 per screen.

Eastern Promises went to wide release this week and saw its takings rise by 950% on last week. Also doing well on a wider release was Beatles musical Across The Universe, which is now just under $3million, but had the second highest screen average of the top 15. Love it is all it needs.

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