MUMBAI: In a drowsy weekend at the foreign box office,
Resident Evil: Retribution again took the No. 1 spot
by grossing $30.5 million in its second weekend recording
a 39 per cent drop from its overseas opener last weekend
at 6,720 venues in 73 markets.
latest film of producer-director Paul W. S. Anderson's
action/sci-fi series has bagged an offshore total of
$103.4 million so far. This has already put Retribution
ahead of three of the four prior franchise titles released
since 2002. Foreign box office champ remains 2010's
Resident Evil: Afterlife, which recorded $236.1 million.
The film opened strongly in Mexico, taking the No. 1
spot with $3.5 million at 1,092 playdates. No. 1 openings
were also recorded in Greece and in Vietnam. Biggest
holdover market was Japan where the weekend tally (down
only 28% from the prior round) was $6.2 million at 765
sites for a market cume of $28 million.
delivered $2.9 million in the second weekend at 1,150
spots for a market cume of $13.2 million.
being handled by Sony in most overseas markets, opens
this week in the U.K. and in Italy.