Zombie Nicholas Hoult Tops Weekend Box Office

2.4.2013

By Out.com Editors

The British actor stars in the teen flick 'Warm Bodies,' before his 'Jack the Giant Killer' summer blockbuster

Nicholas Hoult has been a teen hearthrob, in the UK's Skins, and Colin Firth's love interest (and Tom Ford's muse) in A Single Man. But being a lovelorn teenage zombie seemed like a bit of a stretch.

Then Lionsgate's Warm Bodies, that zombie movie starring Hoult that cost about $30 million to make, turned out to be No. 1 at the boxoffice this past weekend, with in an estimated $20 million in ticket sales.

But maybe we shouldn't have been so surprised. Bruce LaBruce already went there with his Otto, or Up With Dead People, which didn't just have a cute zombie fall in love with another boy, it also had zombie porn (and raunchy sex). Now we see what can happen when Hollywood tones down the super gross-out zombie sex moments and just goes for romantic girlie stuff.
So maybe people will start believing in Hoult's summer blockbuster potential? That's right: Next up for Hoult is Bryan Singer's big, splashy Jack the Giant Killer. We're sure to prefer his warm body to this sweet zombie flick. Watch the trailer blow:

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