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Resident Evil captures box office
Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Extinction
Milla Jovovich plays the survivor of a virus in Resident Evil: Extinction
The latest film in the flesh-eating zombie series Resident Evil has made it to the top of the US and Canadian box office chart in its first weekend.

Resident Evil: Extinction made $24m (12m) between Friday and Sunday, according to studio estimates.

The film, starring Milla Jovovich and R&B singer Ashanti, is the third in the franchise based on the hit video games.

Jessica Alba's romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck was another new entry at number two, taking $14m (7m).

It pushed last week's number one, Jodie Foster's revenge drama The Brave One, down to number three.

US AND CANADA TOP 10 FILMS
Dane Cook, left, and Jessica Alba at the LA premiere of Good Luck Chuck
1. Resident Evil: Extinction, $24m
2. Good Luck Chuck (above), $14m
3. The Brave One, $7.4m
4. 3:10 to Yuma, $6.4m
5. Eastern Promises, $5.7m
6. Sydney White, $5.3m
7. Mr Woodcock, $5m
8. Superbad, $3.1m
9. The Bourne Ultimatum, $2.8m
10. Dragon Wars, $2.5m
Source: Media by Numbers
The critically acclaimed remake of western 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe, came next with $6.4m (3.2m).

Fifth place went to Eastern Promises, David Cronenberg's London-set gangster thriller, which recently won the people's choice award at the Toronto Film Festival.

It was followed by Sydney White, a modern version of Snow White about a girl at sharing a house with seven geeks.

Mr Woodcock, Superbad, The Bourne Ultimatum and Dragon Wars completed the top 10.

A couple of possible Oscar contenders also saw high takings on limited release this weekend.

Into the Wild, Sean Penn's take on the story on a student who gave away his money and possessions and hitch-hiked to Alaska, took $207,000 (102,000) in ticket sales from just four cinemas.

And The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, starring Brad Pitt as the legendary outlaw Jesse James, earned $144,000 (71,000) from five cinemas.

The Bourne Ultimatum was the most popular movie elsewhere in the world, making $13m (6.5m) in 48 countries, according to industry publication Screen Daily.


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