Even if the films released in September little chance to become blockbusters, proceeds from this past weekend were surprisingly large. Helped by 3D, Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth film in the series, directed by Paul WS Anderson was the absolute leader in box office and collected $ 21.1 million – over 50% more than the amount earned horror The Possession leading position last week.
Overall, the figures collected were 18% lower than the same period of last year, but the fact that a film managed to exceed the threshold of $ 20 million. Resident Evil franchise accustomed us since 2004 (Resident Evil: Apocalypse) with launch in mid-September and then left the production brings money to the people from Screen Gems.
Last two films in the series were largely based 3D tehnology benefits, and this was seen in collections, Resident Evil: Afterlife generating $ 296.2 million for worldwide, although has a moderate budget. A week ago there was speculation that the launch animation Finding Nemo 3D will be invincible at the box office. A year after The Lion King 3D shook the top dictated by money grossed over $30 million, nobody expected the little clown fish Nemo doat to collect $17.5 million from nearly 3,000 locations.
Although does not reached in the top, being designed in 5 locations, the film The Master, considered a serious candidate for an Oscar, was noted with earnings of $ 730,000. The following 3 positions from box office were occupied by The Possession, with $ 5.8 million, followed by Lawless, with $ 4.2 million and the animation ParaNorman – $ 3 million. Will make its debut next weekend 4 titles that threaten to bring new twists in the box office, of which the stronger would be sports drama Trouble with the Curve and thriller Dredd, inappropriate for children under 18.