The latest “Resident Evil,” rated R, did better than the 2010 installment, “Afterlife,” thanks in part to Imax screenings, according to Hollywood. com.
The weekend’s No. 2 film was the 3-D re-release of Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” which took in an estimated $17.5 million over its debut weekend. Final figures will be tabulated Monday.
PG-rated horror film “The Possession,” the weekend box office winner for the past two weekends, fell to third place, taking in $5.8 million and pushing its cumulative gross to $41.2 million.
The prohibition-era drama “Lawless” was expected to pull in about $4.2 million to take fourth place, and the 3-D “ParaNorman” was projected to gross $3 million — it cumulative rose to $49.3 million — to round out the top five.
Last weekend was the lowest-grossing one so far this year, according to Hollywood.com.
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