Summit Entertainment's romantic comedy zombie feature, “Warm Bodies,” tops the weekend box office with a solid $20 million debut, while Sylvester Stallone's new action pic, “Bullet to the Head,” brings in a paltry $4.5 million.
Summit Entertainment's Warm Bodies – billed as paranormal romantic comedy -- topped the weekend box office with a solid $20 million debut. The film, based on the popular young-adult book by Isaac Marion, is directed by Jonathan Levine and stars Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer.
Paramount's Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters came in number two in its second weekend, bringing in $9.2 million for a domestic total of $34.5 million.
Oscar best picture contender Silver Linings Playbook came in third, bringing The Weinstein Co. $8.1 million in its 12th week at the box office. The David O. Russell film has earned $80.4 million domestically, and is virtually assured of hitting $100 million in North American ticket sales.
Universal and producer Guillermo del Toro’s horror film Mama made $6.7 million in its third weekend at the box office for a total of $58.3 million.
Sony and Annapurna's Zero Dark Thirty grossed $5.3 million for the weekend, taking fifth place and pushing its domestic total to $77.8 million.
In sixth place, Sylvester Stallone's new action pic Bullet to the Head brought in $4.5 million on its debut weekend. Produced and financed by Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment and IM Global/Reliance, Bullet to the Head is based on the French graphic novel Du plomb dans la tete. Warner Bros. is releasing the movie domestically per its deal with Dark Castle.
The Jason Statham-Jennifer Lopez crime thriller Parker came in seventh during its sophomore weekend, grossing $3.2 million for a total of $12.4 million. Distributed domestically by FilmDistrict and financed by Sierra/Affinity, Incentive Filmed Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel, the film cost roughly $35 million to produce.
Best Picture contender Django Unchained came in eighth place, taking in $3 million for a total of $151 million.
Tom Hooper's Les Miserables placed ninth, bringing Universal $2.4 million for a total of $141.5 million.
Rounding out the list at number 10, Steven Spielberg's historical drama Lincoln, from DreamWorks and Disney, brought in $2.4 million for a total of $170.8 million.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.