The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.
Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: Afterlife dominated the box office this weekend, earning an estimated $27.7 million from 3,203 theaters domestically and another $45.5 million in 35 international markets for a worldwide total of $73.2 million. Made for $60 million, the Paul W.S. Anderson sequel stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe, Wentworth Miller and Sienna Guillory.
The $27.7 million opening marked the best of the franchise, topping 2007’s Resident Evil: Extinction ($23.7 million). The third film finished with $51 million domestically and $97 million overseas for a worldwide total of $147.7 million.
Screen Gems also claimed the second spot with Takers, which added $6.1 million for a three-week total of $48.1 million.
Focus Features’ The American took third with $5.9 million, down 55%, and has made $26.7 million in two weeks.
20th Century Fox’s Machete dropped 63% in ticket sales and down to fourth with $4.2 million. The film has earned $20.8 million after two weeks.
New Line/Warner Bros.’ Going the Distance rounded out the top five with $3.8 million and has collected $14 million in two weeks.
Click here for the full box office results of the top 12 films.