Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Opens Bigger In China Than Newest Star Wars
Big figures for China.
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After premiering in the US and Europe in January, the newest Resident Evil movie, The Final Chapter, opened in the massive Chinese market this weekend--and it did very well.
It made $33 million on its first day and $70 million after just two days ,according to Deadline. By comparison, Star Wars: Rogue One made $31 million for its opening weekend in China (a three-day tally).
Another comparison to make is to the Michael Fassbender-starring Assassin's Creed, which made no more than $7 million for its opening in China, according to Deadline.
The Final Chapter has now made around $175 million worldwide.
Like Warcraft, The Final Chapter is faring much better internationally than domestically. The movie made only $26.5 million in the US for its lifetime, a figure that the movie surpassed in China on its first day.
The Final Chapter, the sixth movie in the series, is apparently the last one from director Paul W.S. Anderson and franchise star Milla Jovovich. Across six movies, the Resident Evil film series has passed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, making it far and away the most successful video game movie franchise ever.
In other movie news, we'll report back with a box office report for the US later today. Additionally, we'll have a roundup of all the winners from the 89th Academy Awards tonight.
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