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'Warm Bodies' Heats up Box Office with $20 Mil

12:29 PM, Feb 3, 2013   |    comments
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 18: Nicholas Hoult attends the photocall for 'Warm Bodies' at Soho Hotel on January 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK (AP) - The love-struck zombies of "Warm Bodies" swarmed the box office on Super Bowl weekend with a $20 million opening.

The Lionsgate PG-13 film easily led the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The weekend of the Super Bowl always means a significant slide in movie-going on Sunday, but "Warm Bodies" still lured many teenage fans.

The film is about a zombie whose love for a human redeems him. Lionsgate, which also released the "Twilight" saga, is calling it a "rom-zom-com" for its mix of humor, romance and the supernatural.

Action films continued to fare poorly in 2013, as Sylvester Stallone's "Bullet to the Head" opened with just $4.5 million.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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