Box Office estimates suggest that Resident Evil: Afterlife has already banked .2 worldwide – the highest that any installment in the franchise has achieved to date.

As such, it comes as no surprise to report that a fifth film is already in the works.

To mark the release of Afterlife – which opened in the U.K. on Friday – franchise star Milla Jovovich told Vulture:

This new Resident Evil is the first one to ever open at number one worldwide. It’s the biggest movie in the franchise. So we’re definitely going to make another one.

The actress continued to discuss returning director Paul W. S. Anderson’s hopes for a more interactive approach next time around.

We’ve been talking to a lot of fans on Twitter and stuff, so it’s probably going to be one of the first movies where we really talk to fans to see what they want, and what characters they want to see. It’s going to be a more interactive process.

While there is a degree of animosity towards the franchise, this appears to be counteracted by a simultaneous adoration. The Resident Evil films are nothing if consistent, with each franchise receiving almost cut-and-paste reviews from many critics film in and film out.

Nevertheless, each installment continues to deliver precisely what keeps audiences coming back – and, if these box office estimations are to be believed – Afterlife is managing to draw in new fans as well.

Resident Evil: Afterlife is in cinema’s now and, if you somehow missed it’s somewhat one-note advertising campaign, it is also in 3D.