BOX OFFICE: WARM BODIES Takes The Top Spot; BULLET TO THE HEAD Bombs

Warm Bodies had no trouble taking the #1 spot at the North American box office this Super Bowl weekend, while Sylvester Stallone's Bullet to the Head is another action movie flop after Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand did the same a few weeks back.

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By Josh Wilding - 2/2/2013

A surprisingly strong marketing push has led to Warm Bodies taking the #1 spot at the North American box office this weekend. It made an impressive $7.5 million on its opening day, while analysts are predicting a not too shabby haul of $18 million and $20 million for the weekend. Not bad considering that most moviegoers will be glued to the Super Bowl tomorrow. It has yet to open in many international territories. Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone starrer Bullet in the Head may just be proof that audiences are sick of action movies, especially after The Last Stand failed to make a significant impact a couple of weeks back. The R-Rated movie made its debut at #5, with a measly $1.7 million, for a projected weekend haul of only $5 million. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters took $2.9 million yesterday, adding to its current domestic cume of $28.1 million.

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Ocelot - 2/2/2013, 11:47 AM
Stallone still thinks we're in the 80's
DrDoom - 2/2/2013, 11:50 AM
People aren't sick of action movies; they're sick of has beens.
DaenerysTargaryen - 2/2/2013, 11:52 AM
Oh wow another action-movie has been fails.
Hickspy - 2/2/2013, 11:59 AM
Stallone and Schwarzengger need to realize that people still want movies to be about something.

Only thing I know about BTTH is that it has Stallone in it.
40oz - 2/2/2013, 12:05 PM
The Last Stand was great. Dredd was great. My buddies and I will be bringing Bullet to the Heads total to $1,700,022.50 tomorrow.
RobbieDigital - 2/2/2013, 12:17 PM
I love Stallone but Bullet in the head just looks terrible......like he's trying way too hard....not to mention the somewhat "anti-gun" stance the country is in right now.....I think that has a little to do with it too.
DylansMyDog - 2/2/2013, 12:23 PM
They're trying to twilightize zombies now and succeeding. This is the most depressing story I have read on this site.
JimmyPesto - 2/2/2013, 12:27 PM
No Country for Old [action] Men apparently. Here's the problem, Rocky Balboa & Rambo had a message... Does BttH? Haven't seen it.

I agree w/ DylansMyDog. They're doing that with witches in two weeks also.
xXkryptoniteXx - 2/2/2013, 12:32 PM
@imadick

Sadly 80's action movies are done and majority of the fans who watched there movies are now mature an too busy to take time to go out for this movie. They either download it or just wait till it is out on bluray or DVD. Also majority of this type of genre movies all go straight to Video now. It is just the expandbles case since it has this idea of old action stars from different times to be in one movie. I personally didn't like it.

I like these action flicks but as a person that does martial arts, I would prefer more ground action fight scenes. Example universal soldier regeneration. The hand to hand action there was better and there stance was a real fight stances and not some show fight stance. Anyways that is just my opinion.
Ceejay - 2/2/2013, 12:46 PM
Lumpy Old Men!
ToddDamian - 2/2/2013, 1:04 PM
I watched the 4-minute preview of Warm Bodies online; looks funny. I'll be checking it out.
gamecreatorjj - 2/2/2013, 1:07 PM
i"m not sick of action movies, its just all the ones that are coming out have been done 100 times before
Robe - 2/2/2013, 1:54 PM
Strange during the 80s Sly and Arnie where all the rage and Bond was old hat.
Now Skyfall has made over a Billion Dollars and Sly and Arnie are flopping.
ManofSteel23 - 2/2/2013, 2:09 PM
I knew it would flop
damntree - 2/2/2013, 3:00 PM
What do expect from the pussy girl jean wearing yolo generation? Plus btth looks like garbage.
Tevii - 2/2/2013, 3:12 PM
Anyone bashing Stallone is a moron. But no the movie isn't good. But that is the directors fault entirely not Stallones. And Sung Kang had absolutely no charisma or screen presence whatsoever.

Stallone and Momoa are the only things good about the movie
ATrueHero1987 - 2/2/2013, 3:16 PM
Best believe, A Good Day To Die Hard will do well when it's released!
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 2/2/2013, 3:22 PM
Same sentiments as @damntree!!!!!

I wrote a paper over the Rolling Stones a couple months back and the early 20's-something chick in the back responded to my paragraph about Mick Jagger with, "Oh my God, I love Maroon 5!"

The majority of people don't fully understand the point of cinema anymore. The point of Steamboat Willy, the point of Rambo, Terminator, Die Hard, etc., is to take you out of reality. Movies are meant to take you away and show you an adventure. Expendables 2 did that. Avengers definitely did that. I recently watched The Last Stand, and while it obviously knew it was a solid B movie, it surprised me. I really was whisked away in what was happening. It was a classic Good Guy vs. Bad Guy movie filled with themes such as redemption, forgiveness and pure fun. You think Warm Bodies provided that? No... I have not seen it, nor do I intend to, but I can tell you the only thing it has to offer is a girl feeling sorry for a guy, tries to help him, they fall in love, he does something bad, she gets pissed and by the end all is A-Okay and Roll Credits with a pathetic pop song... I plan on seeing Bullet to the Head. I will be going in completely expecting a cheese-filled movie (For the love of [frick]s sake, there is a fight with Axes...) and stupid dialogue. But it will be entertaining. The reason TASM failed was because it was the opposite: It was serious when it did not need to be and it was the little kid in Middle School. It was full of careless dialogue and not enough substance.
Rheynger - 2/2/2013, 3:39 PM
You guys on here are to quick to judge. Just saw it, it's great.
Get out of your mommies basement and go see it. If you were
ever an action fan then you'll go. Plus everybody got mad when people
didn't go see dredd. I bought it on blu ray and loved it. So for the sake of word of mouth go!
Plus personally I had more fun with the expendables 2 than avengers! Let the flame spread!
rkshuttleworth - 2/2/2013, 4:27 PM
How has it bombed? Look at the movies it was up against. Number five was pretty good by estimation. I am tired of people like you guys giving a film a bad rep when you haven't even seen it. Please stop it already. It is getting tiresome.
Gary8264 - 2/2/2013, 4:33 PM
I saw BTTH today, and loved it. Not wantin' to hurt anyone's feelin's but it's a crap load better than twilight, Hunger Games or any number of the successful movie franchises out there now. If you threw Sly into twilight or hunger games you can believe he'd be the last one standin'.
Ramiel - 2/2/2013, 5:00 PM
Why would anyone want to see boring ations flicks like Last Stand, Parker, and Bullet to the Head when superhero action movies are all the craze now? 007 is the only action star that can compete with today's superhero action movies.
Rheynger - 2/2/2013, 5:20 PM
@TheHeat
Because Arnold and sly, and the guys are the original super heroes. Comic book movies have been around for just as long as action movies. But it isn't until today in this era that they are really kicking ass. Ill always watch a sly/Arnold movie, even if its them playing chess in a senior home!
I love cbm's, but ill always watch the original tough guys.
And technically cbm's are action movies too. Just a richer history than an hour and a half typical action movie.
superpooper - 2/2/2013, 5:43 PM
Wow! So it looks like Momoa has become the KISS OF DEATH to movies. lol. Poor Sly. I thought this one would do better than it did. Sly got in pretty good shape for this one as well. That's a shame.
AUSSYACE - 2/2/2013, 5:51 PM
Let's Face it...

Warm Bodies and a Bullet in the Head are good Rental Material...
venomvsspidey11 - 2/2/2013, 6:07 PM
Why do people keep saying "Bullet In The head" when it's actually "Bullet To The Head"? Even in the article it's spelled wrong. How can you misspell it when its right there in the banner you posted?
Boekelaar - 2/2/2013, 6:13 PM
First off it's Bullet to the Head, second I'm going to see this film regardless. Stallone has been delivering lately and Walter Hill is an insanely talented director. And considering this is actually a CBM you'd think more people would be flocking to support the film, this is the reason why films like Dredd failed it's because people are writing it off before they see it. I saw Green Lantern knowing it would be shit just because I want to see more Comic Book Movies.
venomvsspidey11 - 2/2/2013, 7:21 PM
Hey remember that video of christian bale talking to that kid with cancer, well he sent him a ton of batman stuff in a new video.


xRelentlessx - 2/2/2013, 8:27 PM
Actually, Warm Bodies was pretty good. It's nothing like Twilight. Give it a chance.
Rheynger - 2/2/2013, 8:57 PM
Expendables 2 was awesome. A tad more fun to watch than avengers.
Rheynger - 2/2/2013, 8:59 PM
And yes people on this site like soooo many in the world write off movies too quick. Today's culture is too damn judgmental.
Robe - 2/3/2013, 1:28 AM
People go to see franchises now not Stars, simples!
Mmasoldier - 2/3/2013, 1:48 AM
Bullet to the head was an awesome movie. I love action movies and always will. Sly did a bang up job in this and totally took th bull by the horns in this movie 100%. What is warm bodies besides a zombie version of twilight? I thought the movie was even better then UFC 156!!! Which was a stacked fight card
Mmasoldier - 2/3/2013, 1:51 AM
To many people wanna see easy going pussified movies over the action movie now. Theyre tired of the macho thing but I can care less. I'm an alpha male and always will be!
YoungThanos - 2/3/2013, 10:50 AM
Wow first Schwarzenegger then Stallon, will Bruce Willis be the hat trick? There's not too many chicks I know that wanna see Die Hard on V-day so I'd be worried.
BigK1337 - 2/3/2013, 4:08 PM
@Mmasolidier

Actually it is more like Shaun of the Dead 2.0 for being a satiracle take on the zombie genre; but yeah, by the cover it is a zombie version Twilight (except done right).

And that whole alpha male routine; is that a joke or are you completely serious? Cause it is just so ridiculously over the top to actually be true.
Mmasoldier - 2/3/2013, 10:22 PM
Over the top? I'm proud to be an alpha male and always will be. I'm a soldier, martial artist specializing in bjj, Muai Thai, I lift,run and stand up for my beliefs instead of letting other do it for me. So to answer your question i do consider myself an alpha male.

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