Super Bowl weekend is never an ideal time to open a movie. With more than 108 million people staying at home to watch the game on Sunday, box office revenue plunges as many movies are screened to near-empty houses. Last weekend was no exception. Warm Bodies, which targeted teenage girls, opened with $8.14 million on Friday, rose to $9.03 million on Saturday, then collapsed to $3.19 million on Sunday, giving it a total weekend gross of $20.35 million. The Sylvester Stallone thriller, Bullet to the Head, whose principal audience was the same as the Super Bowl's took in $1.74 million on Friday and an additional $2.01 million on Saturday, then plunged to a dismal $803,612 on Sunday. Even by Super Bowl weekend standards, this Super Bowl weekend looked especially bleak. It was down 27 percent from last year, when Chronicle opened with $22 million and The Woman in Black placed second with $20.87 million.
The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):
1. Warm Bodies, Lionsgate/Summit, $20,353,967, (New); 2. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Paramount, $9,423,274, 2 Wks. ($34,676,068); 3. Silver Linings Playbook, Weinstein Co. $7,738,058, 12 Wks. ($80,002,616); 4. Mama , Universal, $6,590,970, 3 Wks. ($58,123,070); 5. Zero Dark Thirty, Sony, $5,176,428, 7 Wks. ($77,673,978); 6. Bullet to the Head, Warner Bros., $4,548,201, (New); 7. Parker, Filmdistrict, $3,202,415, 2 Wks. ($12,527,297); 8. Django Unchained, Weinstein Co. $3,002,769, 6 Wks. ($150,942,958); 9. Les MisÃ©rables, Universal, $2,420,885, 6 Wks. ($141,504,130); 10. Lincoln, Disney/DreamWorks), $2,402,224, 13 Wks. ($170,776,742).
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