'Resident Evil' Tops Box Office, 'The Master' Breaks Records
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Milla Jovovich is still kicking undead butt. Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth entry in the apocalyptic zombie franchise, took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $21.1 million.
Alice and her ravenous, flesh-eating enemies returned to theaters this weekend for another bite out of the box office. But this time they earned 20 percent less than the previous film, Resident Evil: Afterlife, which took in $26.7 million in 2010.
But the big surprise this week belonged to The Master, director Paul Thomas Anderson's about-Scientology-but-not-about-Scientology drama starring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The film set an all-time record with a per theater average of $145,949.
Second place this weekend went to the 3D re-release of Disney's Finding Nemo, which earned $17.5 million. As of 2012, the original release of the animated underwater adventure film has earned over $890 million internationally.
Last week's champion, the horror-thriller The Possession, dropped into third place with $5.8 million. That gives the film a total of $41.2 million.
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