Zombies Rule the Box Office

Who would have thunk it? Zombies have finally made a return to the top of the box office, with “Resident Evil: Extinction”, the third entry in the videogame-turned-movie franchise taking the top spot with an impressive $24 in its weekend debut. So what did everyone else who didn’t want to see flesh-eating zombies go for?

They gave their business to the Dane Cook-Jessica Alba romantic comedy “Good Luck Chuck”, which brought in $14 million in its debut, good enough for second place at the top of the charts. Jodie Foster’s “The Brave One” fell to third place with $7 million in its second weekend, while the Western “3:10 to Yuma” continues to disappoint with $6 million in its third week, bringing its total to a measly $37 million. I guess Bale and Russell aren’t quite the big box office pull that I thought they were. Go figure.

Rounding out the top five is David Cronenberg’s Russian mob tale “Eastern Promises”, which opened wider this week with a $5 million take.

Here’s how the rest of the box office shaped up over the weekend:

1 Resident Evil: Extinction $24,000,000
2 Good Luck Chuck $14,000,000
3 The Brave One $7,425,000
4 3:10 to Yuma $6,350,000
5 Eastern Promises $5,747,000
6 Sydney White $5,323,000
7 Mr. Woodcock $4,975,000
8 Superbad $3,100,000
9 The Bourne Ultimatum $2,793,000
10 Dragon Wars (D-War) $2,513,000
11 Rush Hour 3 $2,205,000
12 Halloween $2,165,000