Movie audiences were up for something creepy and funny and apparently the new flick, “Zombieland” filled the bill. “Zombieland ” stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors trying to stay ahead of the zombies who have become a worldwide plague. The horror/comedy raked in an estimated $25 million to easily win the Box Office race and to become the number one movie in the country.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” dropped to second place, after two weeks in the top spot. The 3D animated film earned an estimated $16.7 million to bring its three week total to around $82 million. The re-release of “Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3D” played well enough as a double-feature to land in third place with an estimated $12.5 million.
Another new arrival, “The Invention of Lying,” pulled in around $7.4 million for fourth place. The comedy is set in an alternate reality where everyone speaks the truth until one guy tells the first fib. It stars Jennifer Garner and Ricky Gervais who co-directed and co-wrote the film as well. Also very close behind in fifth with around $7.3 million, the Bruce Wills sci-fi/drama, “Surrogates.”