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Resident Evil: Retribution powers to top in N. America

Published on Sep 18, 2012 7:04 AM
 
Scene from Resident Evil: Retribution. Sci-fi action-thriller Resident Evil: Retribution topped the North American weekend box office, holding off the 3D version of Finding Nemo, final figures showed on Monday. -- PHOTO: SONY PICTURES

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Sci-fi action-thriller Resident Evil: Retribution topped the North American weekend box office, holding off the 3-D version of Finding Nemo, final figures showed on Monday.

Both films were making their debut but the former, starring Milla Jovovich, took US$21.1 million (S$25.74 million) in receipts, ahead of animated feature Finding Nemo, which earned US$16.7 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Last week's number one, The Possession, a supernatural thriller starring Kyra Sedgwick, was knocked into third, well off the pace with just US$5.8 million in weekend receipts.

Depression-era gangster tale Lawless fell from second place last week to fourth earning US$4.3 million.

 
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