On a weekend that Hollywood was largely content to cede to football and late-summer barbecues, Sony-Screen Gems' "Resident Evil: Afterlife 3-D" led the box office.
According to studio estimates, the horror film earned $27.7 million over the weekend, a total that exceeded expectations. It's the fourth "Resident Evil" film, all of which have starred Milla Jovovich. This installment opened better than the three previous movies.
U.S. & World
News from around the country and around the globe
"Resident Evil" was the only film in new release on the historically slow moviegoing weekend following Labor Day.
Copyright 2010 by Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Related Content from AccessHollywood.com:
VIEW THE PHOTOS: The Always Dapper Gentleman George Clooney
VIEW THE PHOTOS: Young Hollywood Starlets!