‘Warm Bodies’ tops box office with $20.4 million

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NEW YORK (AP) - The zombie romantic-comedy “Warm Bodies” topped the box office with a debut of $20.4 million.

The film for Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment proved a solid draw particularly for female teenagers on a weekend that Hollywood largely punts to football. The moviegoing business slows down considerably on Super Bowl Sunday.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Warm Bodies,” Lionsgate, $20,353,967, 3,009 locations, $6,764 average, $20,353,967, one week.

2. “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” Paramount, $9,423,274, 3,375 locations, $2,792 average, $34,676,068, two weeks.

3. “Silver Linings Playbook,” Weinstein Co., $7,738,058, 2,809 locations, $2,755 average, $80,002,616, 12 weeks.

4. “Mama,” Universal, $6,590,970, 2,781 locations, $2,370 average, $58,123,070, three weeks.

5. “Zero Dark Thirty,” Sony, $5,176,428, 2,871 locations, $1,803 average, $77,673,978, seven weeks.

6. “Bullet to the Head,” Warner Bros., $4,548,201, 2,404 locations, $1,892 average, $4,548,201, one week.

7. “Parker,” FilmDistrict, $3,202,415, 2,238 locations, $1,431 average, $12,527,297, two weeks.

8. “Django Unchained,” Weinstein Co., $3,002,769, 1,777 locations, $1,690 average, $150,942,958, six weeks.

9. “Les Miserables,” Universal, $2,420,885, 1,848 locations, $1,310 average, $141,504,130, six weeks.

10. “Lincoln,” Disney, $2,402,224, 1,756 locations, $1,368 average, $170,776,742, 13 weeks.

11. “Argo,” Warner Bros., $2,029,324, 935 locations, $2,170 average, $120,372,139, 17 weeks.

12. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” $1,901,164, 1,300 locations, $1,462 average, $296,193,684, eight weeks.

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