Resident Evil sequel storms to the top of the U.S. box office

New mum Milla Jovovich and mum-to-be Ali Larter’s new film is the latest 3D movie to land the top spot in a year full of three-dimensional successes.

The film, the fourth in the Resident Evil franchise, took in $27.7 million (£18.5 million) over the weekend to debut at the top.

It’s the best opening for a Resident Evil movie.

Former number one movies Takers and The American land distant second and third spots respectively on the new U.S. box office countdown.