Resident Evil: The Final Chapter came in third at the box office during its Friday Jan. 7 Premier, soaking up an estimated $5.1 million in ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo.
The sixth entry in the series produced by Paul W.S. Anderson was closely beaten by second place runner A Dogs Purpose at an estimated $5.3 million, and first place holder Split at an estimated 7.9 million.
The film takes Alice (Milla Jovovich) down the dark road back to where the events of the series started, Raccoon City, taking the final confrontation to the doorstep of the vengeful Umbrella Corporation.
Fans of the series have had to wait four years for the concluding chapter, with the last entry Resident Evil: Retribution having been released in fall of 2012.
Compared to the $8.36 million opening night of Retribution, The Final Chapter is lagging slightly behind. This latest title has a lot to do to surpass the $21 million opening weekend of its predecessor.
Other highlights of the night’s box office numbers included Oscar nominee La La Land taking home a generous $3.45 million, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continuing to see success with an additional estimated $1.2 million in ticket sales.