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‘Resident Evil’ Franchise Somehow Still Successful and Other Surprise Money Makers

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bill-swift - September 19, 2012

I couldn't tell you what the Resident Evil movies are about. There are zombies? Right? And like, some evil company, maybe. And like, a lot of hot women who are fighting against, um, I...crap. I don't know. But while I can't tell you a damn thing about a single frame from any of the five movies that have been released, guess who can? The rest of the entire friggin' world.

The last movie in the franchise, Apocalypse or maybe its Aftermath or no, was it Incontinence, to be honest, I'm sure it was one vague word that give you no clue towards the plot, well it earned over 250 million at the international box office. And the new one, Retribution, which was number one at the U.S. box office this weekend, is in line to probably pass even that. When all is said and done, the Resident Evil franchise has made close to a billion dollars the box office.

That's a billion, I said. A one with twelve zeroes after it. Would you ever have that that? But Resident Evil is not by far the only movie to have snuck under the barbed wire unnoticed and somehow managed to make a shit ton of money. Here are a few other stunners.

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