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Wentworth Miller-Milla Jovovich's RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE Tops; Gains All Around: Box Office

Wentworth Miller in Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil: Afterlife
Wentworth Miller in Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil: Afterlife

The North American box office had a minor surge (16 percent among the top ten) on Tuesday, Sept. 14, in relation to Monday. As a result, every single movie on the top-twelve chart posted gains when compared to the day before.

Even so, earnings for the top ten movies were still down 4.8 percent compared to a week ago and 36 percent compared to three weeks ago according to numbers found at Box Office Mojo.

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich and Wentworth Miller, Resident Evil: Afterlife was once again easily the no. 1 movie, grossing $2.06 million.

Anton Corbijn-George Clooney's thriller/drama The American pulled in $599,000 at no. 2.

At no. 3, Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez's Machete, featuring Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, and Jessica Alba, drew $497,000.

At no. 4, Takers brought in $474,000. The heist thriller features Hayden Christensen, Paul Walker, and Matt Dillon.

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long's romantic comedy Going the Distance collected $451,000 at no. 5.

At no. 6, Julia Roberts-Javier Bardem-James Franco's Eat Pray Love scored $376,000.

Next in line were Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables with $325,000 at no. 7 and Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg's The Other Guys with $274,000 at no. 8.

Rounding out the top twelve were Christopher Nolan-Leonardo DiCaprio's Inception with $258,000, Daniel Stamm's The Last Exorcism with $229,000, Jason Bateman-Jennifer Aniston's The Switch with $192,000, Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee Returns with $107,000.

Among the top twelve movies, Resident Evil: Afterlife had the highest per-theater average, $644. Nanny McPhee Returns had the lowest, $45.

Also among the top twelve, Going the Distance posted the highest Monday-to-Tuesday gains, up 46.5 percent. Resident Evil: Afterlife posted the smallest, up 0.8 percent.

Photo: Resident Evil: Afterlife (RAFY / Constantin Film International GmbH & Davis Films/Impact Pictures Inc.).

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