With the “Twilight” series over, teenage girls are looking for a new franchise to fall in love with. Could “Warm Bodies” be the start of a new fandom? The romantic comedy that follows a zombie who falls in love with a human girl was a hit at the box office this weekend—usually a slow one for movies because of the Super Bowl—coming in first with $19.5 million. It’s also receiving solid reviews from critics, so even though a sequel hasn’t yet been announced, it wouldn’t be surprising if something is in the works.
Last weekend’s number one movie, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”, dropped to second with $9.2 million. This weekend’s other big new release, “Bullet to the Head”, didn’t stand a chance against “Warm Bodies”. Despite starring action legend Sylvester Stallone, the film failed to gain an audience, debuting in sixth with $4.5 million. And even though it was only out in limited release this weekend, another movie with an all-star cast—the crime drama “Stand Up Guys”, starring Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, and Alan Arkin—didn’t come close to cracking the top 12. That movie came in seventeenth with $1.5 million.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office is below.
- “Warm Bodies”: $19.5 million
- “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”: $9.2 million
- “Silver Linings Playbook”: $8.1 million
- “Mama”: $6.7 million
- “Zero Dark Thirty”: $5.3 million
- “Bullet to the Head”: $4.5 million
- “Parker”: $3.2 million
- “Django Unchained”: $3.03 million
- “Les Miserables”: $2.43 million
- “Lincoln”: $2.41 million
- “Argo”: $2.1 million
- “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”: $1.9 million
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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