Mania Box Office Report: Zombie Love Conquers Stallone (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Sunday, February 03, 2013
Source: Box Office Mojo

Picture this: The Expendables and its sequel make a ton of money. Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis are all hot commodities again. Sure they are getting old but, money is still money. If you are a Hollywood Studio Big Wig you would have to put these guys back into star vehicles again. These old war horses did it before, they can do it again. 


Now picture this. You are the are the 20th Century Fox Executive that green lit Die Hard 5: A Good Day to Die Hard. Arnie’s The Last Stand tanked as did Sly’s Bullet to the Head. Are you getting nervous or doubling down that this is a franchise sequel?


The winner this weekend was the Zom-Rom-Com Warm Bodies (see Mania’s review here). Box Office Mojo had this to say, historically, about the film and this weekend. “Including $520,000 from preview shows on Thursday, Warm Bodies grossed an estimated $20.03 million this weekend. That ranks seventh all-time among Super Bowl openings, and is generally in line with last year's Chronicle ($22 million) and The Woman in Black ($20.9 million). While it was also off a bit from Zombieland's $24.7 million, this is without-a-doubt a strong start for a unique movie that could have very easily been ignored on another weekend”. - Ray Subers


After our review and these numbers, are you ready to take a chance on Warm Bodies?



 

Rank

 

Movie

 

Weekend

 

Theaters

 

Average

 

Total

 

Budget

1

Warm Bodies

 

$19,505,000

3,009

$6,482

$20,025,000

-

2

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

 

$9,210,000

3,375

$2,729

$34,463,000

$50

3

Silver Linings Playbook 

 

$8,113,000

2,809

$2,888

$80,378,000

$21

4

Mama

 

$6,730,000

2,781

$2,420

$58,262,000

$15

5

Zero Dark Thirty

 

$5,300,000

2,871

$1,846

$77,798,000

$40

6

Bullet to the Head

 

$4,500,000

2,404

$1,872

$4,500,000

-

7

Parker

 

$3,215,000

2,238

$1,437

$12,440,000

-

8

Django Unchained

 

$3,039,000

1,777

$1,710

$150,979,000

$100

9

Les Miserables

 

$2,439,000

1,848

$1,320

$141,523,000

$61

10

Lincoln

 

$2,412,000

1,756

$1,374

$170,787,000

$65



This coming weekend is a strange mix for genre fans. Will you see Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects? Jet Li in The Sorcerer and the White Snake? Or will you feel the need, the need for speed and revisit Top Gun in 3D?

 



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