You Can’t Stop Zombies

Are they all ... buying tickets?Looking over the weekend box-office numbers, it’s not surprising to see “Zombieland” standing tall with a $25 million gross … everything else was kinda nichey, really, with the possible exception of “Whip It”, which just didn’t take off.

But, really. Ellen Page in a helmet versus a broad splatter comedy sold with vivid images of Woody Harrelson smacking the lumbering undead with a banjo? How was that ever going to compete?

I’m sort of surprised that Disney’s “Toy Story” 3D twofer didn’t do better — it came in third for the week with $12.5 million, behind “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, which held strong in second place with $16.7 million. But I guess if you’re taking the family out to a movie, it makes more sense to shell out for the one that isn’t already sitting on your DVD shelf at home.

If you have the time, though, the “Toy Story” double-feature is totally worth your while. Even if you don’t have kids.