Facing the continued success of the scariest clown this fall season (Joker) and a good ole’ fashioned Disney witch (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), Zombieland 2: Double Tap and The Addams Family had to settle for third and fourth place respectively at the weekend box office.
The star-studded cast of the original Zombieland returned for the sequel and delivered a respectable $26.7 million. Double Tap outperformed the original (without taking inflation into account, of course) which made $24.7 million way back in 2009. The new film also earned a B+ from those polled by Cinemascore on opening night and also clocked in with a score of 66% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Zombieland 2: Double Tap will not have a great deal of competition for action/horror dollars next week, which should allow the film to hang out in next week’s top five (or six) as well.