Resident Evil: The Final Chapter–Biggest Video Game-Based Franchise in History.

Sony’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter debuted to $13.8 million.  The latest installment in the video game franchise has earned nearly $80 million worldwide.

The stateside opening was in line with the studio’s expectations and noted that the “Resident Evil” series tends to play better abroad. The previous two films made roughly 80% of their grosses from foreign territories.

“‘Resident Evil’ is built for an international audience,” he said, adding, “This is a perfect example of looking at a film as a global film and not as a U.S.-centric one.”

It’s also in keeping with what Sony chief Tom Rothman has tried to emphasize since taking over at the studio in 2015.

Under Rothman, Sony has built up its local language division, creating more films targeted at foreign audiences, while emphasizing pictures like “Blade Runner 2049” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” that are geared at the global marketplace.

The “Resident Evil” series has now cruised past the $1 billion mark to become the biggest video game-based franchise in history.