‘Dawn of the Dead’ Belly Flops at the Box Office

I guess the only people that wanted to see Universal’s remake of Dawn of the Dead (review), were hard core horror fans and fans of the original zombie pic. The movie, which made a whopping $27 million in its opening weekend, dropped 61% this weekend and pulled in only $10.3 million for a two week total of $43.8 million. This has been a regular trend among horror flicks – making a huge opening impression – and then falling way off course. I believe Freddy vs Jason also took a huge hit in its second week of release. Either way, Dawn of the Dead will be the highest grossing zombie flick of all time, ahead of Death Becomes Her.

Source: Box Office Mojo