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Box Office: New Resident Evil Leads Weekend, But Can't Beat Predecessors

Date September 16, 2012

Milla Jovovich

The fifth Resident Evil movie came out of the gate at the top of the box office, but it couldn't beat the franchise's three previous films.

Resident Evil: Retribution grossed an estimated $21.2 million, less than than the second, third and fourth installments in the franchise, according to Box Office Mojo. The fifth movie only beat the first Resident Evil, which brought in $17.7 million back in 2002, but the new film sold fewer tickets.

The Possession keeps grip on No. 1 during soft box office weekend

The week's other major new release, Finding Nemo 3-D, caught $17.5 million to come in second. Last week's No. 1, The Possession, took in $5.8 million. Lawless  followed in fourth place with $4.2 million. ParaNorman drew $3.04 million to grab fifth place.

The Expendables 2followed closely behind at No. 6 with $3.03 million. The Words snagged seventh place with $2.9 million.

Rounding out the top 10: The Bourne Legacy (No. 8, $2.8 million), The Odd Life of Timothy Green(No. 9, $2.5 million) and The Campaign (No. 10, $2.4 million).

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