“Resident Evil: Retribution” premieres in the top spot this week bringing in a solid $21.1 million in it’s 1st weekend. This is the third highest opening for the series, beating out the original “Resident Evil” which only brought in $17.7 million. All five movies have had decent opens, but dropped off after the opening weekend, no movie making more then $61 million total in the box office. Let’s see if the latest movie can hold it’s own, or if it will drop off.
In the #2 spot we have the premiere of the limited release “Finding Nemo 3D” which brought in $17.5 million. This is the 6th movie to be re-released in 3D with the 5th highest opening weekend out of that six, beating out “Titanic” which only brought in $17.2 million. It’s going to have a long way to go if it wants to beat out “Lion King” which brought in $94.2 million domestically in it’s re-release.
Falling two spots to #3 is “The Possession”, which brought in another $5.8 million. This brings the 3-week total to $41.1 million. The movie has outshowned what the critics are saying and beating out it’s $14 million budget.
Clip: “The Flying Book”
Comiung in at #4 is “Lawless” which took in $4.2 million over the weekend. This brings the 3-week total to $30.1 million. This movie has had a disappointing box office domestically, despite getting good reviews before it’s release and all-star cast.
Clip: “We’re Survivors”
Rounding out the top 5 for the 2nd straight week is “Paranorman” which took in $3 million over the weekend. This brings it’s 5-week total to $49.3 million.
Clip: Out of Hand
There are four big movies set to premiere this week: “House at the End of the Street” about a young girl who falls for the boy next door with a dark past; “End of Watch” the story about two cops taking down a drug cartel; “Trouble with the Curve” the story of a woman helping her father scout baseball players for the Atlanta Braves; and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” based on the book by the same title about a boy making it through his first year in high school. I would expect all four of these movies to make the top 5 next week, but it will be interesting to see which one takes the top spot.