3 February 2013 12:38 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

On what will likely be one of the slowest weekends of the year, Warm Bodies successfully counterprogrammed the Super Bowl with a first place opening just over $20 million. The male-oriented newcomers didn't fare nearly as well: Sylvester Stallone's Bullet to the Head bombed, while Stand Up Guys failed to even crack the Top 15.The Top 12 earned an estimated $68.5 million this weekend, which is off a whopping 27 percent from Super Bowl weekend last year. This discrepancy can be blamed on a quiet late January and the lack of a second strong newcomer this weekend. Including $520,000 from preview shows on Thursday, Warm Bodies grossed an estimated $20.03 million this weekend. That ranks seventh all-time among Super Bowl openings, and is generally in line with last year's Chronicle ($22 million) and The Woman in Black ($20.9 million). While it was also off a bit from Zombieland's $24.7 million, this is without-a-doubt a strong start for »


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