Warm Bodies kept the momentum of its solid $520k late Thursday night start by delivering $8.1 million on Friday. Boxoffice.com is currently projecting an easy first place finish with a $20 million debut weekend--not far behind Zombieland's breakout $24.7 million opening back in 2009.
This weekend's only other wide opener was Sylvester Stallone's Bullet to the Head. Similar to Arnold's The Last Stand two weeks ago, Bullet struggled on opening day with $1.735 million. The film is on track for a $4.6 million weekend and will be one of the many films that takes a big hit on Sunday due to the Super Bowl.
Last weekend's #1 film, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, slipped to second place with $2.9 million on Friday (down 51.8 percent from its opening day) and is expected to gross $9.5 million in its sophomore weekend.
Silver Linings Playbook continues to show off its Oscar holding power, increasing 2.7 percent from Friday-to-Friday for an estimated $2.42 million yesterday. The multiple Oscar nominee has totaled $74.69 million through Friday and has quickly become one of the more impressive sleeper runs in recent memory. We're projecting an $8 million weekend.
Movie 43 saw an expected sharp decline by nearly 67 percent from opening day to $600k on Friday. The comedy mishmash is projected to take in $1.75 million this weekend--down over 64 percent from its first weekend.
Lastly, debuting in limited release (659 theaters) yesterday was Stand Up Guys. That flick pulled an estimated $528k on Friday and could hit $1.5 million for the weekend.
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.