Critics panned it, but the fans are loving it, either way Sony Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (our review; your reviews) shattered franchise records, of course with the help of 3-D ticket prices. Afterlife, the fourth film in the franchise, opened to an estimated $27.7m take, putting it at the #1 spot at this weekend’s boxoffice. September 2007’s Resident Evil: Extinction took in $23.7 million in its opening weekend. On a side note, the success has guaranteed a sequel of sorts. “This new ‘Resident Evil’ is the first one to ever open at No. 1 worldwide. It’s the biggest movie in the franchise,” star Milla Jovovich told Vulture, while hosting the Mercedes-Benz Tea Party at Lincoln. “So we’re definitely going to make another one.” The original plan was to reboot the franchise with Resident Evil Begins (as original reported here), although an opening of this magnitude can drastically change the company’s direction. Expect an announcement quite quickly.
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