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