“RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE” weekend box-office numbers are in *UPDATED*

Originally posted on 2010-09-12 20:15:28 by

Final figures have been announced…

As previously predicted (and reported here), RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE has both topped the box office in its first weekend and had a record opening for the franchise—bolstered by higher-priced 3-D tickets, of course.

Various sources are reporting that Paul W.S. Anderson’s return to the series’ director’s chair took in $26.65 million in its first three days. That’s good for a per-site average of $8,320, and Screen Gems’ third-biggest opening ever after DEAR JOHN and THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, which both debuted with just north of $30 million. AFTERLIFE also opened in 35 international territories for a solid $46.2 million; you can see the rundown of previous EVIL grosses at the item linked above. Speaking of exorcisms, Lionsgate’s THE LAST EXORCISM took in an estimated $3.3 million in its third weekend for a total so far of about $38.1 million, while PIRANHA 3D sank to $700,750 in its fourth frame for a cume of $24.3 million.

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