To the surprise of no one, Resident Evil Afterlife dominated this weekend’s box office coming in at number 1 with $73.2 million worldwide. There was no real competition to go up against the zombie flick, and with the increased price of 3D tickets, it was sure to turn a decent profit. According to star Milla Jovovich, Afterlife is the first Resident Evil to open at number 1 worldwide, and yes, there will be another one.
Jovovich recently spoke to Vulture after the film’s successful 3 day opening and stated, …”we’re definitely going to make another one.” She says that director Paul WS Anderson already has some ideas for what he wants to do for the fifth film and he wants to incorporate input from the audience.
“We’ve been talking to a lot of fans on Twitter and stuff, so it’s probably going to be one of the first movies where we really talk to fans to see what they want, and what characters they want to see. It’s going to be a more interactive process.”
If they’re really taking fan’s ideas seriously, can they take this piece of advice, “stop making sequels.” A good chunk of the game’s fanbase doesn’t like the film series because it has very little to do with its source material. Sure there are zombies, and characters that we recognize but the storylines are picked apart and ripped to shreds. When we attended Comic-Con this year, a guy stood up during the Resident Evil panel and yelled, “You ruined my favorite game!”
Can someone please tell us why Claire appeared in RE: Extinction followed by her brother Chris in Afterlife when Chris was one of the main protagonists in the very first game? Didn’t Claire appear AFTER him? We guess he suffers from that Jill Valentine syndrome.
What do you think of Resident Evil 5 heading your way?