‘Zombieland 2: Double Tap’ Finishes Third, ‘The Addams Family’ Drops to Fourth at Weekend Box Office

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 TomatoesZombieland 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.

The Addams Family dropped a respectable 47.0% when compared to last week’s totals and took in just over $16 million.  The fact that the decline was less than normal for a front-loaded animated blockbuster is encouraging news for United Artists and the future prospects of the film throughout October, as one of the only family options currently available.  It was also announced earlier in the week that The Addams Family will return to theaters on Oct. 22, 2021 for another animated adventure, no doubt based on the box office performance of the property ($56 million so far).

Next week sees the debut of STX Entertainment’s PG-13 horror film Countdown, so be sure to check back and find out how the low-budget thriller fares against all of the October competition.

 

 

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.

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