Rounding out the weekend of February 3, 2013, Warm Bodies was able to leave the box office battlefield victorious. Box Office Aftermath is an ongoing column dedicated to recap the weekend’s total ticket sales. Each week, combatants enter the cinematic war zone bloodthirsty for your cash, but there can only be one true winner. In Box Office Aftermath, we will take a look at the numbers, how previous contenders fared, and provide a brief analysis of the results.
It appears that audiences have grown tired of seeing old actors use the old actor card as Bullet to the Head and Stand Up Guys were not able to break the top five at the box office this weekend. With that said, Stallone was in four times as many theaters as Stand Up Guys and only made three times as much money. Warm Bodies is a great movie to take a chance on and I’m sure movie goers were not disappointed by it – it’s still holding a 78% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and 83% user score.
Hansel & Gretel still managed to pull away with some extra dough, holding on to the second spot while Silver Linings Playbook keeps chugging along as the little romantic dramedy that could. Jessica Chastain takes claim to the fourth and fifth spots with Mama and Zero Dark Thirty respectively.
Last weekend, Parker and Movie 43 also released alongside H&G. Parker managed to keep a pulse for how poorly it did last week, but Movie 43 sunk almost 66% in ticket sales. Then again, it’s not a huge disappointment because it only managed to make about $5 million last weekend.
As we move closer to the Oscars, Argo pushed itself into 300 more theaters, which helped its weekend ticket sales increase by 12%. A lot of the of Academy Award nominees are still clinging on for dear life, which includes the likes of previously mentioned Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty, along with Django Unchained, Lincoln, Les Misérables, and Life of Pi.
Until the next weekend bout, stay tuned for more Box Office Aftermath.
Source: Box Office Mojo