Magazine article Screen International

Weekly International Box Office Sept 17 - 19

Magazine article Screen International

Weekly International Box Office Sept 17 - 19

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Sony's Resident Evil: Afterlife crossed the $100m mark over the Sept 17 - 19 weekend after grossing $39.6m from 6,235 screens in 47 territories for $103.6m.

Resident Evil opens in Hong Kong, French-speaking Switzerland, Denmark and the Netherlands this weekend.

Toho's action-adventure Umizaru 3: The Last Message entered the chart in second place thanks to an $11.2m haul at the Japanese box office. The third instalment in the manga adaptation played on 467 screens for an average of $23,893.

Umizaru follows a crack squad of Japanese coast guard officers as they carry out a rescue mission on a burning oil rig.

The second film in the franchise, Umizaru 2: Test Of Trust, took $8.5m on its opening weekend in May 2006 and went on to gross more than $100m worldwide. Toho will be hoping for a similarly lucrative run from the latest in the series.

The original idea has now been adapted into two TV specials, one TV series and three feature films.

Eros' Dabangg continued to perform well in India and Asian territories in its second week after taking $8.9m from 1,088 screens at a per-print average of $8,149. …

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