Fifth Resident Evil Film Tops US Film Chart
Resident Evil: Retribution, stars Milla Jovovich once again as warrior Alice in the video game-based franchise.
The 3D film was directed by Jovovich’s husband, Paul W S Anderson, who has made three of the five films.
The 3D re-release of Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo opened at number two, taking $17.5m (£10.7m).
Featuring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Defoe and Albert Brooks, it won the Academy Award for best animated feature following its original release in 2003.
Meanwhile, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology-inspired movie The Master has broken the per-screen record for a live-action film in its debut weekend.
According to early estimates, the film took $729,745 (£449,862) at the North American box office, despite only opening in five cinemas.
That works out as an average of $145,949 (£89,968) per viewing.
The film, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as a cult leader, will open in more screens in the coming weeks.