'Resident Evil' reigns at No. 1 with $21 million

Associated Press Modified: September 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm •  Published: September 17, 2012
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fifth film in the "Resident Evil" franchise is first at the box office.

"Resident Evil: Retribution" opened at No. 1 with just over $21 million, according to final studio figures Monday. Milla Jovovich returns to the role of the warrior Alice, fighting the undead in the Sony Screen Gems sci-fi series.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Resident Evil: Retribution," Sony Screen Gems, $21,052,227, 3,012 locations, $6,989 average, $21,052,227, one week.

2. "Finding Nemo," Disney, $16,687,773, 2,904 locations, $5,746 average, $16,687,773, one week.

3. "The Possession," Lionsgate, $5,766,378, 2,860 locations, $2,016 average, $41,133,490, three weeks.

4. "Lawless," Weinstein Co., $4,348,377, 3,063 locations, $1,420 average, $30,270,131, three weeks.

5. "The Expendables 2," Lionsgate, $3,146,001, 2,896 locations, $1,086 average, $80,405,980, five weeks.

6. "ParaNorman," Focus, $3,092,941, 2,326 locations, $1,330 average, $49,389,187, five weeks.

7. "The Words," CBS Films, $2,861,273, 2,801 locations, $1,022 average, $9,141,158, two weeks.

8. "The Bourne Legacy," Universal, $2,852,475, 2,170 locations, $1,315 average, $107,794,135, six weeks.

9. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," Disney, $2,598,636, 2,415 locations, $1,076 average, $46,372,284, five weeks.

10. "The Campaign," Warner Bros., $2,418,163, 2,002 locations, $1,208 average, $82,870,319, six weeks.

11. "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros., $2,182,449, 1,581 locations, $1,380 average, $441,053,078, nine weeks.

12. "Arbitrage," Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions, $2,002,165, 197 locations, $10,163 average, $2,002,165, one week.



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