Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Extinction courtesy Sony Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Extinction courtesy Sony

Zombies stormed the Cineplex this weekend as the not-screened-for-critics Resident Evil: Extinction topped the box office with a lively $24 million opening. Rounding out the top five were Good Luck Chuck (debuting with $14 million), The Brave One ($7.4 mil), 3:10 to Yuma ($6.35 mil) and Eastern Promises ($5.7 mil).

Amanda Bynes' modern-day fairy tale Sydney White opened at No. 6 with $5.3 mil, while Sean Penn's Into the Wild and Brad Pitt's The Assassination of Jesse James...[/i] opened strongly in limited release, averaging $51,649 and $28,800 per theater, respectively.