Sony’s Zombie Hunter Scares Away Uni’s ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ – Thursday Night Box Office

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter soared in Thursday night previews, taking in $1 million and easily beating Universal/Amblin/Walden Media’s A Dog’s Purpose, which drew $455K last night. A Dog’s Purpose played at 2,255 venues from showtimes that started at 6 PM, while Resident Evil began its shows at 7 PM at 2,464 theaters. Granted, a genre movie is always going to pull in more fanboys than a family film on its first night, especially at this time of year…