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There were three big winners on Super Bowl weekend: Beyonce, the Baltimore Ravens and Warm Bodies. The teen zombie romantic comedy topped the box office, while Sylvester Stallone’s Bullet to the Head did even worse than Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand.
Overall, the box office was down 29 percent from last year’s Super Bowl weekend, notes The Hollywood Reporter. Still, Warm Bodies did better than expected, grossing $20 million. The film stars Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer. A whopping 60 percent of the audience was made up of women and 65 percent were under 25. The film also drew a B+ CinemaScore Grade.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters came in a distant second place with $9.5 million in its second weekend. Oscar-contender Silver Linings Playbook added another $8.1 million in its 12th week of release. It’s up to $80.4 million in total.
Jessica Chastain took up the rest of the Top 5, reports Entertainment Weekly. Mama added $6.7 million in its third weekend, while Zero Dark Thirty added $5.3 million.
The first weeks of the year have been rough for action stars. Bullet to the Head scored Stallone’s worst wide release in his career, grossing just $4.5 million. The film was screened at 2,404 locations.
Stand Up Guys grossed $1.5 million in limited release.
Film fans in New York flocked to see Koch, the documentary about the late former Mayor Ed Koch, who died Friday. According to The New York Daily News, the film was shown at just two theaters in the city, grossing $20,000 at each location.