For the third week in a row, Resident Evil: Afterlife in 3D dominated the box office with the sci-fi horror film holding the number one spot. The series stars Milla Jovovich and is directed by her husband Paul W.S. Anderson.
The fourth installment of the successful franchise grabbed another $24 million this past weekend for a total tally of more than $150 million in 48 countries, according to The Hollywood Reporter, well beyond the $52 million earnings in the US. It also opened in France at number one this weekend. In the second position this weekend was Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts, James Franco and Javier Bardem, which opened in eight more countries. It hit the top spot in Spain, Switzerland, Israel and Argentina, number two in the UK and Germany and number three in France.
The third spot was kept by hold-out, Christopher Nolan's Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Marion Cotillard. Still screening in 60 countries for a total take of $482.8 million internationally and $755 million worldwide per Box Office Mojo.
The worldwide performance of the top film in the US, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, starring Michael Douglas, came in at number four internationally. Oliver Stone's sequel to his 1987 film co-stars Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan and Sigourney Weaver. It opened strong in Australia and scored first place in Sweden, Taiwan, Holland and Belgium. This week it's released in France, Russia and Mexico.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, the animated family fantasy film by director Zack Snyder ( 300, Watchmen) opened in the Philippines at number one. The film releases next week in Russia, Australia and Japan.