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.
Milla Jovovich plays the survivor of a virus in Resident Evil: Extinction
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.
The critically acclaimed remake of western 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe, came next with $6.4m (£3.2m).
US AND CANADA TOP 10 FILMS
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
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.