Summit’s ‘Warm Bodies’ Shambles Into Top Of Box Office

WARM BODIES

Displaying a strong pulse during the Super Bowl B.O. frame, Variety reports that Summit’s zombie comedy Warm Bodies (review) met the most aggressive industry expectations, earning an estimated $20 million in three days.

The film’s projection could fluctuate through Super Bowl Sunday, however. Summit is estimating the film will have a 68% drop from Saturday to Sunday — comparable to how similarly teen-targeted Chronicle was effected by the game this time last year.

Bodies received little assistance from its fellow wide openers: Warner Bros.’ Sylvester Stallone R-rated actioner Bullet to the Head failed to gain any yardage with a dismal $4.5 million debut, while Lionsgate’s modest opening of old-timer comedy Stand Up Guys, at just 659 locations, estimated a mere $1.5 million through Sunday.

The weekend’s top holdover, Paramount’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters failed to reach double digits. Witch Hunters grossed an estimated $9.2 million, for a Stateside cume of $34.5 million.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    Wow, this is great. I know it’s not technically “horror”, but it is great to see something close at #1. Between that, ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’, ‘Mama’, and ‘Hansel and Gretel’, horror has been on top of the box office consistently since the New Year :-)

  • Aaron Emery

    Horror has been on top this month, that’s fucking amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000031803851 Gavin Dobbs

    Please correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this movie to the Zombie culture what Twilight was to the Vampire culture? I’m a little bit hesitant to see it for… well… that reason.

    • Aaron Emery

      I’ve heard that while it is a romantic twist on the genre like TWILIGHT, it’s a completely different thing. I will be seeing it because I fully trust the director.

  • Zombie-Killa

    Texas Chainsaw 3D, Mama, Witch Hunters, AND now Warm Bodies! This is great! With the exception of Chainsaw, I haven’t seen any of these films just yet, but I’m glad horror is kicking ass at the box office!

    Sadly, that shitty-looking comedy with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman will probably knock off Warm Bodies as the #1 film next week.

  • Vampire_Mistress

    I’m sorry but am I the only person who thinks this movie looks ridiculously stupid. I have absolutely no interest in watching a zombie who talks and falls in love with a human….totally stupid…in my opinion, I won’t be seeing this until it plays on TV because I am not spending the money. Only my opinion.

    I will admit, I love Twilight, except for the sparkling but you hardly see that so I tend to forget about it lol

    To me, you just can’t f**k with zombies….they need to be the slow, dumb and flesh eating type for me to even watch it. not talking and making friendships…I mean really…well thats my thoughts…sorry if I offended

  • morehorror4me

    Liked the book, liked the movie. Did it drag a bit? Yes. Could the Bonies have been done scarier? Probably. Still a fun night out for my (slightly twisted) family and the lead as R sold it for me.