Negative reviews aside, Resident Evil: Afterlife will open at the #1 spot this weekend with around $28 million (+ $45 million internationally) which is great for a budget of $60 million. Thanks to 3D ticket prices it will probably end up as the highest grossing film of the franchise.
When a franchise continues to provide the goods the makers will be more than happy to continue it, and Milla Jovovich recently revealed that is the intention.
“This new Resident Evil is the first one to ever open at number one worldwide. It’s the biggest movie in the franchise,” she told us, “So we’re definitely going to make another one,” she said, adding that director Paul W.S. Anderson, her husband, already has some ideas for the fifth Resident Evil installment, and this time he wants the audiences’ ideas, too. “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.”
You can bombard Jovovich with your requests here.
Did you see Resident Evil: Afterlife this weekend? Where do you think they could go with the 5th film?