I know this news is a bit late but it is too good not to share! Warm Bodies topped the box office last weekend with $20.4 million!
Success for Warm Bodies over an anticipated slow Super Bowl weekend Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters $9.2M $34.5M Despite awful reviews Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters still manages to hold second place Silver Linings Playbook $8.1M $80.4M Great result for Silver Linings which nabs the number three spot again Mama $6.7M $58.3M Fourth place for the top grossing horror movie since 2011’s Paranormal Activity 3 Zero Dark Thirty $5.3M $77.8M The controversial thriller still manages to hold it’s place in the top five
Its main star may be a dead guy, but Summit’s new release Warm Bodies exhibited nothing but life in its first day at the box office.
The zombie-themed romantic comedy (zom-rom-com?) easily topped the chart on Friday with $8.7 million. Last year, the teen superpower adventure Chronicle earned $8.6 million the Friday before Super Bowl Sunday and finished the frame with $22 million. Since Warm Bodies, which is based on the popular novel by Isaac Marion, already has a built-in following, it’s likely that it will be more frontloaded and finish the weekend with about $20 million. Still, that’s a tremendous start for a high-concept comedy that cost about $35 million.