'Zombieland' Alive At The Box Office With $25 Million: [ send to a friend ]
Woody Harrelson-starrer 'Zombieland' was alive and well at the weekend box office.
The movie took in $25 million and easily beating out any other new release to debut in top spot.
'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' earned $16.7 million to slip to second-place after two weekends at number one. Disney's double feature 3D release of 'Toy Story' and 'Toy Story 2' placed third to take a chunk out of 'Meatballs' earnings.
How did the weekend's other new releases fare? 'The Invention of Lying', with Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner [photos], opened with $7.4 million for fourth. 'Whip It', starring Ellen Page, Juliette Lewis and Drew Barrymore, and Michael Moore's 'Capitalism: A Love Story' tied for sixth with $4.85 million.
'Whip It' debuted lower than expected but the studio is hoping that its mostly positive reviews will give the movie a longer life than other films. Although, considering female crowds accounted for nearly seventy percent of its audience so it may not do much better in the weeks ahead.
But it was an impressive debut for 'Capitalism', which played in slightly more than 950 theaters, compared to 1,700 for 'Whip It'. It's Moore's second-best domestic debut, behind 'Fahrenheit 9/11' which had a $23.9 million opening weekend.
From last week, Bruce Willis' 'Surrogates' fell more than fifty percent from its first weekend to drop to fifth and remake of the musical 'Fame' similarly fell to seventh. Jennifer Aniston [photos]'s flop 'Love Happens' should be out of the box office top ten by next week after three underwhelming weeks on the chart.
Here's a complete rundown of the weekend box office:
1. Zombieland, $25 million.