Weekend Box Office: ‘Warm Bodies’ Shambles Into The Top Spot

The romantic comedy Warm Bodies proved that zombies and relationships can translate into strong box office numbers.

Director Jonathan Levine’s undead effort left this weekend’s other offerings in the dust. Collider is reporting that the film grossed around $20 million over the course of three days. This number averages to $6,482 from 3,009 theaters. The film’s production budget is estimated to be around $30 million.

Warm Bodies has also received mostly positive reviews from critics. The film’s Rotten Tomatoes score is currently perched at 77 percent. The audience rating is a little higher at 83 percent. However, the film has received mixed reviews over at Metacritic. The zombie flick’s score is currently lodged at 59.

Sylvester Stallone’s Bullet to the Head was this weekend’s other major release. Unfortunately for the Expendables star, his latest effort didn’t make a huge dent during its debut. The film pulled in an estimated $4.5 million at the box office. Directed by Walter Hill (The Warriors, Last Man Standing), the film follows the exploits of an assassin and a detective as they join forces to take out a common enemy.

According to Box Office Mojo, last weekend’s champ Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters dropped 50 percent over the span of a week. The film reportedly generated roughly $9 million dollars for the folks at Paramount, which brings its domestic total to $34 million.

The action-horror flick has fared a little better overseas; the movie has earned $62 million in foreign markets. Director Tommy Wirkola’s English-language debut had an estimated production budget of $50 million.

A complete list of this weekend’s top movies has been included below.

1. Warm Bodies – $20 million
2. Hansel & Gretel – $9.2 million
3. Silver Linings Playbook – $8.1 million
4. Mama – $6.7 million
5. Zero Dark Thirty – $5.3 million
6. Bullet to the Head – $4.5 million
7. Parker – $3.2 million
8. Django Unchained – $3 million
9. Lincoln – $2.4 million
10. Les Miserables – $2.4 million

Did you catch any of this weekend’s new releases over the weekend?