Box Office: 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' wins, movie studios struggle

resident-evil-320.jpgThe fourth "Resident Evil" film easily won this weekend's box office... but initial estimates have over-all sales at a two-year low.

The weekend after Labor Day is typically slow for new releases. "Resident Evil's" $27.7 million haul amounted to more than the rest of the top five combined.

Notably, "Resident Evil: Afterlife" was released in 3-D, which offers a significant boost to the numbers. In second place is "Takers" with $6.1 million, followed by last week's #1, "The American," which brought in $5.8.