Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, complete with snarky commentary:
1.) “Warm Bodies,” $20M–When I saw this Sunday, I thought, “This is going to be a cult classic in five years.” So nice to see the process sped up. A sweet, funny satire on modern life featuring two appealing lead performances from Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer.
2.) “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” $9.2M–Peter Stormare is in this for some reason. I mention Stormare because he’s becoming a non-matinee idol whose name I’m always happy to see in the opening credits. Also on that list: Tom Wilkinson, Shirley Henderson, Emily Mortimer, J.K. Simmons, Michael Pena, and Richard Jenkins.
3.) “Silver Linings Playbook,” $8.1M–This movie is probably the highlight of the 2012 Philadelphia sports season. Fans from Bucks County to the Main Line will always remember it as the year the Eagles brought Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and crabby snacks together. Or something like that.
4.) “Mama,” $6.7M–Or over $2 million more than the first week of “Bullet to the Head,” Sylvester Stallone’s latest. And “Mama” has been out three weeks already. Ouch.
5.) “Zero Dark Thirty,” $5.3M–Not to spoil the ending, but they catch Osama bin Laden.