The Most Popular Resident Evil Movies
- Resident Evil (2002)
- Apocalypse (2004)
- Extinction (2007)
- Afterlife (2010)
- 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.
Resident Evil Box Office Revenue
|Film||Release date||Box Office Revenue||
|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|
Resident Evil Cast and characters
|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|
|Albert Wesker||Jason O’Mara||Shawn Roberts|
|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|