February 4 2013

Warm Bodies Heats Up the Box Office; Stallone Completely Bombs

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There appears to be a trend appearing at the box office: 1980s film stars have no mojo left.

The Zombie romcom Warm Bodies came in first at the box office this weekend with $19.5 million. A bit of a surprise, but congrats to an off-beat comedy taking the top spot.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters held on a little bit better than expected slipping 53.2 percent to come in with $9.2 million. Still not great, but slightly better than most expected.

Coming in third was the Oscar favorite, Silver Linings Playbook. It brought in another $8.1 million to bring its domestic total to $80.3 million off of a $21 million budget.

The little horror film that could, Mama, came in fourth with another $6.7 million bringing its domestic total to $58.2 million off of a $15 million budget.

Rounding out the top five was Zero Dark Thirty with another $5.3 million. This brings its domestic total to $77.8 million off of a $40 million budget.

Yes, lets leave the top five and go down to number six to find Sylvester Stallone’s new Bullet to The Head coming in with $4.5 million. Yes, it brought in even less than Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand opening weekend of $6.19 million. That one brought in an average of $2,125 per screen, and Bullet brought in an even sadder $1,872 per. Can we just go ahead and close the book on these washed up, aging “actors?” No word yet on how much Bullet cost to make, The Last Stand, in only its third week of release, dropped 2,224 screens and brought in a paltry $265,000 to land in 27th place. Its domestic total is up to $11.6 million of of a $45 million budget. Bullet to the Head will be lucky to even get up to $11 million at this rate.

I can’t wait for them to bomb together in Sept. in The Tomb.

Next week’s big releases are Identity Thief and Side Effects.

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