RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER Opens To A Shocking $34M In China
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter opened in North Americna theaters on January 27 and went on to gross $26.5 million and an abysmal 1.5 star Rotten Tomatoes rating. But the Resident Evil movie franchise has always performed considerably better abroad, particularly in Japan and China. As such, the film has earned $36.4 million in Japan after opening on December 13, 2016 and will collect an estimated $33.6 million this weekend in China, the world's second largest film market.
The purported last installment in the Resident Evil movie franchise from Sony and Screen Gems is finally opening in China and it looks poised to set numerous box office records.
Analysts are predicting The Final Chapter to have a box office run in China similar to Furious 7 and Warcraft, which went on to gross $391 million and $221 million, repsectively. With the film already sitting at $140 million worldwide and with another $200+ million expected to be earned in China, will Sony really let the latest Resident Evil installment be the final entry when it only cost the studio $40 million to make it (not counting marketing and promotions)?
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.
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