‘Resident Evil : Retribution’ Opens With A Bang In US

 Director Paul Anderson’s cult film ‘The Master’ commanded a huge following in its opening weekend by smashing records on just a handful of screens, ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ was the number one film at the box office with an estimated 21.1-million-dollar opening.

According to studio estimates on Sunday, the Weinstein Co. release ‘The Master’ made 729,745 dollars in five theatres in New York and Los Angeles for a record-setting per-screen average of 145,949 dollars.

The fifth film in the Sony Screen Gems action franchise ‘Resident Evil’ topped the 3-D re-release of the Disney Pixar animated favourite ‘Finding Nemo’ , which opened in second place with 17.5 million dollars, Fox News reported.

Last week’s number one ‘The Possession’ was knocked down to the third position with just 5.8-million-dollar takings this weekend.

Depression-era gangster flick ‘Lawless’ fell from second place last week to fourth after earning 4.2 million dollars, with ‘ParaNorman’ rounding off the top five.

The top ten movies at the weekend box office were:

Resident Evil: Retribution – 21.1 million dollars

Finding Nemo – 17.5 million dollars

The Possession – 5.8 million dollars

Lawless – 4.2 million dollars

ParaNorman – 3.04 million dollars

The Expendables 2 – 3 million dollars

The Words – 2.9 million dollars

The Bourne Legacy – 2.88 million dollars

The Odd Life of Timothy Green – 2.5 million dollars

The Campaign – 2.4 million dollars

(Courtesy: ANI)