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February 4, 2013

'Warm Bodies' heats up box office with $20M

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But both openings were poor. Along with the weak performance of Jason Statham’s “Parker,” which has taken in $12.4 million in two weeks for FilmDistrict, moviegoers aren’t turning out for traditional R-rated action movies. That trend should reverse itself when Bruce Willis’ “A Good Day to Die Hard” opens Feb. 14, Dergarabedian said.

Last week’s top film, Paramount’s “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” dropped to second with $9.2 million on the weekend.

The other debut of note was Lionsgate’s “Stand Up Guys,” which stars Al Pacino and Christopher Walken as veteran gangsters on a last hurrah romp. Though it opened in limited release in 659 theaters, it took in just $1.5 million.

The most Super Bowl-appropriate film in theaters, the Oscar-nominated “Silver Linings Playbook,” continued to add to its stretched-out run for the Weinstein Co. The film, which centers on a family of diehard Philadelphia Eagles fans, came in third place, adding $8.1 million for a cumulative total of $80.4 million.

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Warm Bodies,” $20 million.

2. “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” $9.2 million.

3. “Silver Linings Playbook,” $8.1 million.

4. “Mama,” $6.7 million.

5. “Zero Dark Thirty,” $5.3 million.

6. “Bullet to the Head,” $4.5 million.

7. “Parker,” $3.2 million.

8. “Django Unchained,” $3 million.

9. “Les Miserables,” $2.4 million.

10. “Lincoln,” $2.4 million.

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