|Mar 15, 2002||Resident Evil||$35,000,000||$17,707,106||$40,119,709||$103,787,401|
|Sep 10, 2004||Resident Evil: Apocalypse||$50,000,000||$23,036,273||$50,740,078||$125,168,734|
|Sep 21, 2007||Resident Evil: Extinction||$45,000,000||$23,678,580||$50,648,679||$146,162,920|
|Dec 27, 2008||Resident Evil: Degeneration||$0||$0|
|Sep 10, 2010||Resident Evil: Afterlife||$57,500,000||$26,650,264||$60,128,566||$295,874,190||Play|
|Sep 14, 2012||Resident Evil: Retribution||$65,000,000||$21,052,227||$42,345,531||$238,940,997||Play|
|Jan 27, 2017||Resident Evil: The Final Chapter||$40,000,000||$13,601,682||$26,844,692||$307,353,906||Play|
Box Office History for Resident Evil Movies
|Jan 1, 2008||Resident Evil: Extinction||$34,597,842||$504,095||$35,101,937|
|Dec 27, 2008||Resident Evil: Degeneration||$11,147,631||$11,147,631|
|Dec 28, 2010||Resident Evil: Afterlife||$22,283,404||$13,202,805||$35,486,209|
|Dec 21, 2012||Resident Evil: Retribution||$15,963,094||$6,200,021||$22,163,115|
|May 2, 2017||Resident Evil: The Final Chapter||$2,925,909||$3,632,461||$6,558,370|
July 18th, 2017
Last week, The Fate of the Furious scared away all of the competition. This week, the competition is still scared, as there’s very little in the way of top notch releases. Kong: Skull Island is by far the biggest new release of the week, while the next two biggest are The Promise and Free Fire. As for the best releases of the week, The Expanse: Season Two is a contender, but ultimately the Pick of the Week goes to the Stalker Criterion Collection Blu-ray.
May 16th, 2017
It is another terrible week on the home market. There are three first-run releases coming out this week, which isn’t a bad number. However, all three earned terrible reviews and bombed in theaters, so you should avoid all of them. There’s not a lot of limited releases, classics, or TV on DVD releases to make up the gap, so for the second week in a row, we have a Video on Demand release topping the list of best new releases. This week it is Logan, which is one of the best wide releases of the year. I would wait for the Blu-ray, on the other hand.
March 2nd, 2017
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter rocketed to the top of the chart of the international chart with $96.67 million on 24,465 screens in 75 markets for totals of $211.87 million internationally and $238.52 million worldwide. The film opened in China over the weekend earning $90.76 million over the weekend and $92.98 million including Thursday previews. At this point, the studio’s share of the worldwide box office is approximately $80 million, or twice as much as it cost to make. If the film hasn’t already broken even, it will do so shortly. I know the film is called The Final Chapter, but I can see the franchise continuing, focusing almost entirely on the foreign market.
January 31st, 2017
It was a surprisingly strong weekend at the box office, no thanks to the new releases. Split easily won with $25.66 million over the weekend, well ahead of A Dog’s Purpose, which earned second place with $18.22 million. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter got off to a fast start, but collapsed over the rest of the weekend. Finally, the less said about Gold the better. Overall, the box office was really strong with $141 million. Granted, this was 2.5% lower than last week, but it was 1.3% better than the same weekend last year. This growth is entirely due to Split’s hold plus the Oscar bounce a number of films got. Year-to-date, 2017 has earned $929 million, which is 4.7% lower than last year’s pace of $975 million. It is still too soon to make any real predictions for 2017’s long term success. That said, 2017 did cut into 2016’s lead and it is now down by $46 million or 4.7%.
January 29th, 2017
An impressive decline of 34% in its second weekend and a crop of middling to poor performances by new releases will be enough to keep Split safely at the top of the box office chart this weekend. With Universal projecting $26.3 million for the weekend as of Sunday morning, Split is well ahead of the studio’s new release, A Dog’s Purpose, which will come in with around $18.4 million. Split will finish the weekend with around $78 million in total.
January 27th, 2017
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter opened with $1 million in previews on Thursday, easily topping the competition. It was only half as much as Split managed last weekend, but if The Final Chapter earned half as much during its opening weekend, the studio would be very happy. That seems unlikely, as this is the latest installment in a franchise, so it should be more front-loaded as a result. Additionally, its reviews are much weaker than Split’s are, so the word of mouth won’t be as strong. That said, we predicted just over $17 million and we’re sticking with that for now.
January 26th, 2017
It is not a good week at the box office. There are two films opening at saturation level theaters counts, 3,000 or more theaters, and both have a shot at first place. A Dog’s Purpose was expected to win with relative ease, but recent controversy, and weak reviews, have put that in doubt. This leaves an opening for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter to squeak out a win. However, it will be dealing with direct competition and that’s going to hurt. Finally there’s Gold, which is barely opening truly wide and is just hoping for a spot in the top ten. This weekend last year, Kung Fu Panda 3 opened with just over $40 million. This could be more than all three wide releases open with this weekend. 2017 does have better depth, but it won’t be enough to win in the year-over-year comparison.
January 17th, 2017
The are not many major releases on this week’s home market release list. The Girl on the Train is the biggest, but it is not the best. It is not even close to being the best. The race for best was mostly a two-way race between Long Way North and Ouija: Origin of Evil, with Ixcanul and Train to Busan being close behind. In the end, I went with Long Way North on Blu-ray Combo Pack as the Pick of the Week, but all four are worth owning.
January 1st, 2017
December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison.
January 31st, 2014
After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace.
September 26th, 2013
World War Z was one of the most anticipated films of the summer, as it was based on a popular book and starred Brad Pitt, one of the biggest movie stars around. However, there were hints of problems, including extensive reshoots. In the end, it cost $190 million to make and while it pulled in more than $500 million worldwide, it will likely need a little help on the home market to break even. Will it break even on the home market? Or is it a flawed execution to a really good idea?
June 2nd, 2013
May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead.
March 28th, 2013
The Croods debuted in first place on the international chart with $63.09 million on 11,709 screens in 46 markets, while its global opening was $106.73 million. The film led the way in Russia with $7.82 million on 2,166 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $12.65 million, including previews. It made $8.18 million on 521 screens in the U.K., also including previews, which was enough for an easy first place finish. Another first place victory came in Mexico, where it made $4.51 million on 1,990 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $8.80 million. It also debuted on top of the chart in Germany with $3.63 million on 728 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.21 million, while it had nearly identical results in Brazil with $3.35 million on 728 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.13 million. The film earned more number one debuts in Italy ($3.90 million on 711) and in Spain ($3.33 million on 763).
December 16th, 2012
It's the last week before Christmas, which means it is the last chance for last minute gifts. There are a number of first-run releases coming out this week, some of which are not coming out till Friday, or even next Monday. There are also quite a few limited releases and TV on DVD releases hitting the home market this week. However, none of these were big hits and very few earned strong praise from critics. That doesn't mean there are none that are worth picking up. In fact, we have a trio of contenders for Pick of the Week. Shameless: The Complete Second Season on DVD or Blu-ray; Pitch Perfect on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack; and Arbitrage on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close call, but in the end I went with Arbitrage. Also coming out this week is Rush: 2012 - CD and Blu-ray in a Deluxe Edition or Super Deluxe Edition, which is a clear winner of Puck of the Week.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Ali Larter||3||Claire Redfield||$749,391,016||$1,399,774,215||53.5%|
|Shawn Roberts||3||Albert Wesker||$842,169,093||$1,510,742,193||55.7%|
|Iain Glen||3||Dr. Isaacs||$578,685,560||$1,267,012,698||45.7%|
|Sienna Guillory||3||Jill Valentine||$510,272,651||$1,180,744,310||43.2%|
|Oded Fehr||3||Carlos Olivera||$578,685,560||$1,564,456,567||37.0%|
|Boris Kodjoe||3||Luther West||$842,169,093||$1,074,025,570||78.4%|
|Indra Ove||2||Ms. Black||$411,141,307||$898,604,676||45.8%|
|Anna Bolt||2||Dr. Green||$411,141,307||$411,141,307||100.0%|
|Robert Tannion||2||Dr. Brown||$411,141,307||$411,141,307||100.0%|
|Jared Harris||2||Dr. Ashford||$432,522,640||$3,235,872,245||13.4%|
|Liz May Brice||2||Medic||$411,141,307||$411,141,307||100.0%|
|Michaela Dicker||2||Red Queen||$411,141,307||$411,141,307||100.0%|
|Marc Logan-Black||2||Commando 2||$411,141,307||$411,141,307||100.0%|
|Joseph May||2||Dr. Blue||$411,141,307||$411,141,307||100.0%|
|Stephen Billington||2||Mr. White||$411,141,307||$411,141,307||100.0%|
|Torsten Jerabek||2||Commando 1||$411,141,307||$411,141,307||100.0%|
|Li Bingbing||2||Ada Wong||$546,294,903||$1,863,930,877||29.3%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Paul W.S. Anderson||4||
|Jeremy Bolt||4||Producer (4)||$945,956,494||$1,194,564,650||79.2%|
Executive Producer (1)
|Samuel Hadida||4||Producer (4)||$945,956,494||$1,835,837,637||51.5%|
Executive Producer (3)
|Igor Meglic||3||Second Unit Camera (3)||$567,205,844||$9,669,594,024||5.9%|
|Martin Moszkowicz||3||Executive Producer (3)||$842,169,093||$1,230,377,122||68.4%|
|Bernd Eichinger||2||Producer (2)||$399,661,591||$1,030,714,439||38.8%|
|Don Carmody||2||Producer (2)||$534,815,187||$1,339,851,567||39.9%|
|Glen MacPherson||2||Cinematographer (2)||$546,294,903||$785,135,299||69.6%|
|Hiroyuki Kobayashi||2||Associate Producer (2)||$546,294,903||$546,294,903||100.0%|
|Dennis Berardi||2||Visual Effects Supervisor (2)||$546,294,903||$827,055,095||66.1%|
|Suzanne M. Smith||2||Casting Director (2)||$411,141,307||$440,633,129||93.3%|