Resident Evil: Retribution powers to top in N. America
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.