ZAM: Braaaaains Bring in the Bucks

Shamlin’ Dave here to talk with Ms. Stephanie about the big bucks our movies bring the studios (not to mention the hordes of horrified humans for us to snack on).

Exhibit A: Just to prove to you that Zombies bring in the bucks, check out the amount of dough these 44 films brought in! Just goes to show that you humans can’t get enough of us. Juuuuust you wait!

Top 5 Grossing Zombie Movies:

#1: ‘Zombieland’ (2009) starring Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson
Lifetime Gross: $75,590,286
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, and a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the Last Twinkie and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Shamblin’ Dave: One thing about this one that bugs me … Columbus’ “rules”. Peeeelease!
Ms. Stephanie: Well, Dave, he did a good job of proving each one of those rules throughout the movie, didn’t he? That must mean they’re worth people knowing about and studying, right?
Shamblin’ Dave: Heck no! What a silly question. Here, sit back and let me try this on our readers ~ you are getting very sleepy, you will forget you ever heard of any stupid rules, they doooo nooooot wooooork. There, that should take care of the problem.
Ms. Stephanie: Laughs. If you say so. Whispers Just in case, read and memorize!

  • Rule #1: Cardio
  • Rule #2: Double Tap
  • Rule #3: Beware of Bathrooms
  • Rule #4: Seatbelts
  • Rule #17: Don’t be a Hero
  • Rule #18: Limber Up
  • Rule #22: When in Doubt, Know Your Way Out
  • Rule #31: Check the Back Seat
  • Rule #32: Enjoy the Little Things

Shamblin’ Dave: Back to the Top 5 bone-crunching money makers, if you please.

#2: ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ (2010) starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller
Lifetime Gross: $60,128,566
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors who want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.

Shamblin’ Dave: Alice, Alice, Alice. Will this girl ever learn? How many friends has she lost?
Ms. Stephanie: Yeah, but she’s one tough cookie. She’s determined to take down the Umbrella Corporation once and for all.
Shamblin’ Dave: Mmmm, her blonde friend did taste kinda like a cookie.
Ms. Stephanie: Dave! Come on. None of that, you promised to refrain while we got through this post. Remember?
Shamblin’ Dave: Yeah, yeah. I am what I am. I’m Zombie. Accept me.
Ms. Stephanie: I do, you know that. No, Dave, there’ll be no huggin’. I’m not that gullible. Nice try though.

#3: ‘Dawn of the Dead’ (2004) starring Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames and Mekhi Phifer
Lifetime Gross: $59,020,957
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Shamblin’ Dave: Really liked this Godfather remake. I’m a fan of Ving and that Sarah …. hooooweeee, is she one I’d like to eat meet.
Ms. Stephanie: Laughs. You are incorrigible, Dave!
Shamblin’ Dave: Once again, I say …. I am what I am. I’m Zombie. Accept me.
Ms. Stephanie: You’re right. What’s next?

#4: ‘Death Becomes Her’ (1992) starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn
Lifetime Gross: $58,422,650
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.

Shamblin’ Dave: Yeah, ok. Good flick, but where were we? No brains. No blood. Eh.
Ms. Stephanie: But, it was so funny, Dave. Didn’t you think?
Shamblin’ Dave: Funny, yes. Full of Zombies? No.

#5: ‘Pet Sematary’ (1989) starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne
Lifetime Gross: $57,469,467
The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetery in the woods behind the house.

Shamblin’ Dave: I loved little Gage in this one. Not your typical zombie, but boy, was he spooky.
Ms. Stephanie: I agree. When he tells his dad, “I wanna play with you now.” Goose bumps!
Shamblin’ Dave: Didn’t your sister name her son after him?
Ms. Stephanie: Well, yes, she got the idea for his name from this movie. But, I doubt she actually named him after little reanimated Gage.
Shamblin’ Dave: Mumbles Ok, whatever you need to tell yourself.
So, what are your Top 5 favorites, Ms. Stephanie?
Ms. Stephanie: It’s hard to pick only 5. But, since you asked, here ya go.

Steph’s Top 5:

#1: ‘Shaun of the Dead’ (2004) starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Kate Ashfield

These two were hilarious and their plan?! A pub?! Love it! I have watched this movie more times than I care to admit. But, I never tire of it and always laugh out loud when watching Shaun and his merry band of followers.

#2: ‘Zombieland’ (2009) starring Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson

#3: ‘Dawn of the Dead’ (2004) starring Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames and Mekhi Phifer

#4 {TIE}: ’28 Days Later’ (1) & ’28 Weeks Later’ (2) starring (1) Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris and Christopher Eccleston; (2) Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne and Robert Carlyler

#5: ‘Army of Darkness’ starring Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz and Marcus Gilbert

Bruce Campbell is the King of Camp!  He was a riot in all of the ‘Evil Dead’ movies!

So, What are your Top 5 favorite zombie flix?


About StephB

USMC wife ~ bibliophile ~ gadget addict ~ furry baby mama

Posted on May 12, 2011, in Features & Memes, Sci-Fi & Fantasy and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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