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Warm Bodies: Zombie movie to easily top North American box office on Super Bowl weekend; Nicholas Hoult stars The supernatural romantic comedy Warm Bodies, in which a zombie (About a Boy‘s Nicholas Hoult) rescues and falls in love with a non-zombie (I Am Number Four‘s Teresa Palmer), topped the North American box office on Friday, grossing a relatively strong (estimated) $8.1m — including $525k from Thursday late-evening and midnight screenings — at 3,009 locations, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. Distributed by Summit Entertainment (now part of Lionsgate Pictures), and based on Isaac Marion’s novel for young adults, Warm Bodies will easily top the North American box office this Super Bowl weekend, collecting approximately $20m. (Photo: Zombie R Nicholas Hoult Warm Bodies.) That’s not bad for a movie featuring no stars, with an unusual theme, and budgeted at a reported $30m (not including marketing and distribution expenses). Having said that, »

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