Resident Evil : How Many Movies Are There

The Most Popular Resident Evil Movies 

  1. Resident Evil (2002)
  2. Apocalypse (2004)
  3. Extinction (2007)
  4. Afterlife (2010)
  5. Retribution (2012)

Firstly, Resident Evil is a film series based upon the Capcom video games of the same name. Constantin Film bought rights to the first film in January 1997 with Alan B. McElroy and George A. Romero as potential writers. In 2001, Sony acquired distribution rights to the film and hired Paul W.S. Anderson as writer and director for Resident Evil (2002). He continued on as writer and producer for this movie: Apocalypse (2004) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), and returned as director for a fourth installment, Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) and an upcoming fifth film Resident Evil: Retribution, set to be released September, 2012 in 3D.

The Umbrella Corporation acts as the main antagonist in the series, a bioengineering pharmaceutical company. However, it is responsible for the zombie apocalypse as a result of creating the T-virus.

The films follow franchise protagonist Alice, a completely original character created for the films portrayed by Milla Jovovich. Moreover, he was once a security operative working for Umbrella and is now the ultimate enemy of the corporation.

Through her battle with Umbrella, she eventually meets with the main antagonist, Chairman Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts). A number of video game characters also make an appearance in the films, including Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory), Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr), Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), Chris Redfield (Wentworth Miller), Leon S. Kennedy (Johann Urb) and Ada Wong (Li Bingbing).

Despite a mixed reaction from film critics, the films have become the most successful movie series to be based on video games. The franchise has collectively brought in US$675 million worldwide on a $183 million budget.

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Resident Evil

Resident Evil Box Office Revenue

Film Release date Box Office Revenue  


(In Dollar)

United States

(In Dollar)


(In Dollar)


(In Dollar)

1 March 15, 2002 40,119,709 62,321,369 102,441,078 33,000,000
2 September 10, 2004 51,201,453 78,193,382 129,394,835 45,000,000
3 September 21, 2007 50,648,679 97,069,154 147,717,833 45,000,000
4 September 10, 2010 60,128,566 236,093,097 296,221,663 60,000,000
5 September 14, 2012 TBC

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Resident Evil Cast and characters

Character Movie
Resident Evil
Alice Milla Jovovich
Rain Ocampo Michelle Rodriguez Michelle Rodriguez
Matt Addison/Nemesis Eric Mabius Matthew G. Taylor
James “One” Shade Colin Salmon Colin Salmon
Spence Parks James Purefoy
Chad Kaplan Martin Crewes
Jill Valentine Sienna Guillory Sienna Guillory
Carlos Olivera Oded Fehr Oded Fehr
Lloyd Jefferson (L.J.) Wayne Mike Epps
Dr. Sam Isaacs Iain Glen
Dr. Charles Ashford Jared Harris
Angela Ashford Sophie Vavasseur
Terri Morales Sandrine Holt
Peyton Wells Razaaq Adoti
Major Timothy Cain Thomas Kretschmann
Claire Redfield Ali Larter
K-Mart Spencer Locke
Albert Wesker Jason O’Mara Shawn Roberts
Nurse Betty Ashanti
Luther West Boris Kodjoe
Chris Redfield Wentworth Miller
J-Pop Gir Mika Nakashima
Leon Scott Kennedy Johann Urb
Ada Wong Li Bingbing
Barry Burton Kevin Durand