Although none of the six parts was particularly well received by critics, according to Paul WS Anderson and Milla Jovovich resident Evil The franchise had a lot of fans, enough to ensure it went down in history as the highest-grossing series of video game adaptations ever made after the box office swelled to over $1.2 billion.
Production company Constantin Film refused to let a dead horse rest for even a second, rushing a reboot into development just months later The last chapter had released only for Welcome to Racoon City to drown in a ball of box office flames. Sure the pandemic was partly to blame, but we can’t overlook the fact that the film wasn’t very good.
One of the most disturbing things you can hear when a popular IP is brought to the big screen is that it was “made by the fans, for the fans,” which is usually a sign that they’re not targeting anyone outside of a niche becomes audience. That was definitely the case with Johannes Roberts’ needless makeover, which only managed to bring in $42 million at the box office from a budget of $25 million.
In comparison, the most profitable resident Evil The film before that was $103 million of the 2002 original, which is about $155 million after accounting for two decades of inflation. So all plans for a rebirth are pretty much dead in the water, but Racoon City will be welcomed with open arms by HBO Max subscribers this week.
According to FlixPatrol, the thunderously uninteresting zombified shoot ’em up has nested comfortably in the platform’s top 10 in 20 countries around the world, although we have a feeling it’s going to be a one-off venture.
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