Resident Evil…tops b-o market globally

MUMBAI: Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Resident Evil Retribution starring Milla Jovovich that opened in 65 markets at as many as 8,110 venues, grossed $50 million finishing at the numero uno spot in some 30 territories and easily taking the top spot internationally.
The action/sci-fi sequel opened in Asia particularly well in Japan (with a gross of $10.3 million drawn from 780 locations) and in Taiwan ($4.4 million from 226 spots). Russia drew in $8.6 million drawn from 3,300 sites while the film grossed $3.5 million Brazil from 396 locales.
Imax reported a $3.1 million weekend tally for Retribution at its 93 offshore locations.
Anderson‘s four previous Resident Evil titles have fared extremely well at the foreign box office with 2010‘s Resident Evil: Afterlife grossing $236.1 million, nearly four times the offshore total of the 2002 franchise original Resident Evil ($63.8 million). 2004‘s Resident Evil: Apocalypse drew $78.2 million overseas while 2007‘s Resident Evil: Extinction grossed $95.5 million.
Disney reported that its 3D converted animation film Finding Nemo drew a total of $5.1 million in seven offshore markets of which $1.3 million was registered on the weekend. (Original Nemo release racked up $527.9 million overseas.) Updated worldwide gross total for the title stands at $890.2 million.

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