Third 'Resident Evil' a Box Office Draw   

September 23, 2007 Don't let it be said that R-rated zombie movies don't make money. "Resident Evil: Extinction" made $9 million at the box office according to Variety.

“Resident Evil: Extinction,” the third installment of Screen Gems zombie actioner franchise, loaded up $9.2 million for the top spot at Friday’s box office.

Pic’s first Friday B.O. is on par with the opening day take of its 2004 sequel, “Resident Evil: Apocalypse,” and 36% higher than the first “Evil” which bowed in March 2002. “Apocalypse” went on to grab the top spot of its early September 2004 frame with $23 million and a final domestic tally of $50.7 million.

Playing in 2,828 locations, “Extinction” is pacing well ahead of the weekend’s competish for the top spot at the box office.

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