It looks like the fifth instalment in the Resident Evil franchise will take the overall gross of the series to $1 billion after a good, but not great, opening in North America this weekend. Finding Nemo has been re-released in 3D this week and looks set to take the #2 spot.

Deadline reports that Resident Evil: Retribution 3D has taken the #1 spot this weekend in North America after earning $8.8 million on Friday ($665,000 of which was from midnight screenings) and an estimated $23 million in total. This is less than the fourth instalment in the franchise, although a Sony exec tells the site that, "From early returns from international including Japan, this could be the biggest one yet." While critics have never been particularly kind to the series, they have so far grossed over $675 million and Resident Evil: Retribution may see the franchise pass a total $1 billion worldwide. Meanwhile, the 3D release of Disney/Pixar animated movie Finding Nemo grossed $5 million on Friday and looks set to take $18.3 million for the weekend.

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Tainted87 - 9/15/2012, 10:20 AM
I give up on life
Thanos005 - 9/15/2012, 10:21 AM
Just... why?
GoILL - 9/15/2012, 10:24 AM
I thought Finding Nemo 3D would be #1 even though it's a re-release.
REDSTORM - 9/15/2012, 10:29 AM
[frick] that shit. I hear Barry never says the "Jill Sandwich line".
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/15/2012, 10:33 AM
ugh let these movies die already. They suck
Temple - 9/15/2012, 10:37 AM
@Tainted @Thanos I co-sign that. Like....these RE movies are garbadge, with an awful story, bad acting, and even horrible cgi. The fact that people actually go and spend money on these movies, makes me want to give up on humanity...its like...I can't...
CaptainObvious - 9/15/2012, 10:37 AM
Hopefully, this movie never recoups its budget and they finally stop making these godforsaken films.
PopcornMode - 9/15/2012, 10:46 AM
Apparently, the movie still has a "solid" fanbase. Imagine that the movie will actually earn enough to make not just one, but two more. Oh, the horror...
DrDoom - 9/15/2012, 10:48 AM
Don't care. Waiting for Dredd.
ItsLiveFeed - 9/15/2012, 10:51 AM
Resident Evil 6: MONEY MONEY MONEY !
Zoidberg - 9/15/2012, 10:53 AM
I'm confused. Does somebody force you to watch these movies?

No, right?

Then why you don't want them to make any more if there's people who enjoy them?
thalidomide - 9/15/2012, 10:53 AM
I rather watch Finding Nemo, that movie is way more awesome anyway :)
jimpinto24 - 9/15/2012, 10:56 AM
RE was a HOT MESS!!! I'm hoping for a reboot! I can careless about how much the movie makes at the box office. Paul will never stay true to the video game, and the movies will continue to be terrible!
lokibane2012 - 9/15/2012, 11:01 AM
Looks like it'll be a quiet weekend for me. Not interested in the shitty RE film, or in the shitty post conversion of a decent film that I saw almost a decade ago.
GingerBird - 9/15/2012, 11:04 AM
Seriously? Who keeps watching this shit?
Temple - 9/15/2012, 11:06 AM
@WolverinesZombies LOL!
VinzClortho - 9/15/2012, 11:09 AM
I will never understand why they keep making these movies.
DrDoom - 9/15/2012, 11:15 AM

Because they come in first during opening weekend at the box office.
Nick56 - 9/15/2012, 11:19 AM
I see these films because they are fun mindless action horror films with hot chicks, good special effects, and awesome monsters. Don't go in expecting it to be an oscar worthy movie and you'll have a good time
Tainted87 - 9/15/2012, 11:29 AM

People who flock to see this trash influence the box office. If this grosses enough to give the whole series a billion, for example, it is showing that people love stupid movies.

Bottom line: more stupid movies will be made, and at an increased frequency.
NateBest - 9/15/2012, 11:30 AM
I'll be honest, I like the Resident Evil movies because I'm a zombie nut, but Retribution was seriously painful to sit through...
Luminescent - 9/15/2012, 11:33 AM
[frick] the resident evil movies. Nothing like the games.
Mego - 9/15/2012, 11:44 AM
This movies success fulfills end time prophecy.

"And in the last days, man shall lose sight of that which is good and great. And man shall gather together and they shall sit in awe of horrible things. This shall happen in all nations and as the men of the desert become mad when their god of the desert is mocked and they wage their wrath and murder upon other men. And surely a story that surely gives suck and does send out a horrible stench shall be told and men shall come to see it and they shall love its stench. It shall be a story from another story that sucked yet men shall put their gold upon it as they flock to see it suck. And soon after shall come the day that man comes to pass. And surely they shall gather no more to see the stories of man that do give suck upon those that are weak of mind."
Zoidberg - 9/15/2012, 12:02 PM

Just because YOU think its crap doesn't mean it is (BTW I saw only the first and it was awful)

If they make money, it's because a lot of people enjoy them.

There's people (like David Cronenberg) who think CBM's are crap. Should Marvel/WB stop doing them because they say so? Of course not.

Same here, then. Your personal tastes are not more important than anyone else's.
RamonSuarez - 9/15/2012, 12:10 PM
Who are the cultural sodomites that continue to pay honest money to watch this shit franchise over and over again?

RamonSuarez - 9/15/2012, 12:14 PM

BTW, Cronenberg never said CBM's are crap.

In fact, many of his earlier movies like Scanners, Videodrome and the Fly could just as easily be adapted from pulp comics. He even adapted a graphic novel in A History of Violence.

The point is that there crap zombie movies just like there are crap CBMs. The Resident Evil should die like the Fast and Furious franchise.
ronnie42 - 9/15/2012, 1:03 PM
Retribution sucks! So does Milla/Anderson!

Time for another boycotting session!

OnePunchBaldy - 9/15/2012, 1:35 PM
My brain... oh Lord my brain.
ChromeToaster - 9/15/2012, 1:58 PM
Im a Resident Evil fan through and through but somehow i still love these movies.
Tainted87 - 9/15/2012, 2:04 PM
It's just not worth defending, my friend.

Saw the first three - horrible. Even without that knowledge, some things are kind of a given. How do you know jumping off a building is bad for your health unless you tried it?
Drewbee87 - 9/15/2012, 2:33 PM
Capcom, you know the company that made that game called Resident Evil that all you love so much, are the ones who didn't give you the movie you wanted. Not Paul & Milla, they're just doing something they love to do. All you RE movie haters would have gotten exactly what you wanted if Capcom would have allowed it. I find it funny that almost everyone who hates the movies are quick to blame the writer/producer/director/actors and seem to ignore the fact that it's not their fault you didn't get an exact replica of you favorite game on screen.
Tainted87 - 9/15/2012, 2:41 PM
First off, I hadn't played a single RE game before seeing the first three at a friend's house. My ex sort of half-way introduced me to the game series afterwards, which I promptly gave up on. I have no loyalty to the games.

Secondly, it's bad film-making, pure and simple. Sure it's Capcom's fault - they're a bunch of losers who are completely out of ideas, but how does that make it any better?

Thirdly, I'm happy for Paul and Milla, truly I am. Unfortunately, their functional marriage means looking at these godawful ads every other year in front of our YouTube videos and whatnot.
mgeoff88 - 9/15/2012, 7:14 PM
Dear God... they just greenlighted to more sequels to this.

I heard there is only supposed to be one more movie after this, but it being #1 at the box office could change that.
Destroyer7 - 9/15/2012, 8:36 PM
I've seen it and im seeing it again
David78B - 9/15/2012, 9:49 PM
Seen it and loved it. Loved all of these movies. Love the games and I love the movies.

Here something, To all you people who say that all these movies sucks, way oh way do you go to see them just to bad mouth them?

Oh, all of these movie come in at number 1 at the show by the way so they must be doing something right.

Can't wait for number 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wallymelon - 9/16/2012, 12:47 AM
yo honestly these movies are poorly written and directed, but the story is fun. im a huge zombie fan. so ill watch most things with zombies. granted i dont like the fact that these zombies are crazy mutated now. and the tone is really campy and should be a bit scarier. but the films are still fun. the story is fun its a good ride. its nothing i can watch more than maybe twice. but its a fun franchise. i would love if paul ws anderson would just write a good script and maybe get deeper with the characters and not make it such a karate fest. he has to have multiple films of a shitty character for you to start to feel somethign for their inevitable death. thats bad writing. maybe if he asked for some help.
pro346 - 9/16/2012, 2:23 AM
@tainted 87 didn't you love that garbage hunger games movie?
lokibane2012 - 9/16/2012, 3:08 AM
Why is this #1 when Paranorman is still out?

Have people lost their [frick]ing minds?

Do they enjoy throwing away their money on shit films.
Boekelaar - 9/16/2012, 4:49 AM
I've seen both :)

RE wasn't great but I sort of watch the series ironically so who cares (plus I won free tickets to it). And everyone should just chill because it's already confirmed that there will only be one more movie coming out after this. Though if Sony want to make more Mila is out and probably Paul WS Anderson too.

And Nemo was awesome in 3D and I normally hate 3D.
CaptainObvious - 9/16/2012, 7:39 AM
@Zoidberg- People want these movies to fail because there are better movies that Hollywood could be making instead of these. Think of all the original ideas pitched to studios that are rejected in favor of garbage like this.
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