Sunday, February 3, 2013

"Warm Bodies" brings life to Super Bowl weekend

Warm Bodies, Summit's zombie romantic comedy opened in first this weekend with a solid $20 million. That total is around what was expected of the film but it didn't shatter expectations. But thankfully for Warm Bodies, this month is weak on PG-13 teen fare beyond Beautiful Creatures so it could eventually break out into a hit. That B+ cinemascore isn't going to hurt either. I wanted to see the film but I didn't get the chance to see anything beyond Silver Linings Playbook this weekend. Maybe next weekend along with Les Miserables which I keep putting off. Another fantasy action movie, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters placed in second this weekend with $9.2 million. That is a decent hold for that film which shows that word of mouth could take it to $50 million. But with Paramount's investment on the film, it is still a flop. In third place is David O. Russell's terrific dramedy Silver Linings Playbook with $8.1 million. The film has now banked $80 million and will finish well over the $100 million milestone. Mama finished in fourth place $6.7 million. The Guillermo Del Toro produced film could go on to make $70 million. In fifth place was Zero Dark Thirty. The film should cross $100 million but business has slowed with the film only making $5.3 million this weekend. It currently has $77 million. In sixth place was another '80s movie throwback called Bullet To The Head starring Sylvester Stallone. The film made $4.5 million. Anyone remember The Last Stand? Yeah, me neither. Parker added another $3.2 million in 7th place. That film is another big flop for its studio. Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Lincoln finished in 8th, 9th and 10th respectively. They all collected around $2 or $3 million and now have totals of $150 million, $141 million and $170 million. Argo also added another $2 million to put its total at $120 million. Next week sees the release of Side Effects and Identity Thief. Will either break out? We'll see.

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