You can't keep a good zombie franchise down. You can't even keep a mediocre zombie franchise down.

Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth film in the Resident Evil series, earned top box-office honors this weekend with $21.1 million.

But no one really wants to talk about the continued success of Resident Evil when they can talk about P.T. Anderson's The Master instead.

And to be fair, while The Master earned far less than Resident Evil: Retribution did, it broke its own record with a per-screen average of $145,949. Now imagine how much it would have earned if it opened at more than five theaters. (Yep, this weekend's gross was $729,745, which is only really impressive in context. Otherwise, you could note that it made less than this piece of crap.)

Seriously, though, let's not forget about Resident Evil: Retribution, even though some critics are calling it the series' worst installment. Isn't it nice to know mindless video game-adaptation zombie horror can still come out on top?

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