‘Warm Bodies’ takes box office with $20 million

By Lena Finkel,

The zom-com is officially a box-office hit!

Warm Bodies, which tells the story of a young zombie (Nicholas Holt) who falls in love with a girl who is (unfortunately) very much alive (Teresa Palmer), has earned an estimated $20 million in its opening weekend, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Although TheCelebrityCafe.com previously reported disappointing reviews by film critics, audiences seem to disagree, giving Warm Bodies an 82 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The L.A. Times noted that the movies that tend to do well despite opening on Super Bowl Weekend usually appeal to teenage girls. Hannah Montana: 3D, which opened on Super Bowl Weekend back in 2008, took in $31.1 million at the box office.

Correspondingly, Entertainment Weekly reported that the audience for Warm Bodies this weekend was 60 percent female and 65 percent were under 25 years of age.

The only other film to open nationally this weekend was Bullet to the Head. The action film, starring Sylvester Stallone, received a weak first showing, garnering only $4.5 million, The Huffington Post reported.

 
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