Warm Bodies Heats Up Box Office With $20 Million

Nicholas Hoult attends the 'Warm Bodies' Premiere at Cinema Adriano, Rome, on January 16, 2013 Nicholas Hoult attends the 'Warm Bodies' Premiere at Cinema Adriano, Rome, on January 16, 2013

The love-struck zombies of “Warm Bodies” swarmed the box office on Super Bowl weekend with a $20 million opening.

The Lionsgate PG-13 film easily led the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The weekend of the Super Bowl always means a significant slide in movie-going on Sunday, but “Warm Bodies” still lured many teenage fans.

The film is about a zombie whose love for a human redeems him. Lionsgate, which also released the “Twilight” saga, is calling it a “rom-zom-com” for its mix of humor, romance and the supernatural.

Action films continued to fare poorly in 2013, as Sylvester Stallone’s “Bullet to the Head” opened with just $4.5 million.

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