September 14th, 2012
05:12 PM ET
"The Possession" claimed the top spot at the box office last weekend, but we doubt Lionsgate was celebrating. The thriller was crowned champion of the worst box office weekend in more than a decade, with a total that didn't even crack $10 million. Not exactly bragging rights.
But maybe Hollywood can hope for a turnaround this week: There's "Finding Nemo" in 3-D, and "Resident Evil: Retribution" opening wide.
True, "Finding Nemo" is a re-release, and "Resident Evil: Retribution" isn't going to get an audience off Oscar buzz, but that's not to say fans won't support. When "Resident Evil: Afterlife" opened in September 2010, it earned $26.6 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, and recall how well "The Lion King" did when it returned to theaters last September, earning No. 1 its first weekend out with $29.3 million.
If "Finding Nemo" or "Resident Evil" pull in half that, hey - at least they achieved ticket sales over $10 million.
Also opening this weekend will be "The Master," but it's in limited release. Do you have plans to head to the movies?
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