The 10 Biggest Zombie Movies At The Box Office

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The following is a list of the Top 10 biggest zombie movies of all time at the Box office:

10. Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic horror zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Storyline: After a virus turns most people into zombies, the world’s surviving humans remain locked in an ongoing battle against the hungry undead.

Budget: $23,600,000 (estimated).
Opening Weekend USA: $24,733,155, 4 October 2009.
Gross USA: $75,590,286.
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $102,392,080.

9. ParaNorman (2012)

ParaNorman is a 2012 American stop-motion animated dark fantasy comedy horror film directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler, and written by Butler.

Storyline: Norman, a young boy who can communicate with ghosts, is given the task of ending a 300 year-old witch’s curse on his Massachusetts town, despite being grounded by his father.

Budget: $60,000,000 (estimated).
Opening Weekend USA: $14,087,050, 19 August 2012.
Gross USA: $56,003,051.
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $107,139,399.

8. Warm Bodies (2013)

Warm Bodies is a 2013 American paranormal romantic zombie comedy film based on Isaac Marion’s novel of the same name. 

Storyline: A terrible plague has left the planet’s population divided between zombies and humans. An unusual zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) sees his walking-dead brethren attacking a living woman named Julie (Teresa Palmer) and rescues her. 

Budget: $35,000,000 (estimated).
Opening Weekend USA: $20,353,967, 3 February 2013.
Gross USA: $66,380,662.
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $116,980,662.

7. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a 2004 action horror film directed by Alexander Witt and written by Paul W. S. Anderson.

Storyline: A deadly virus from a secret Umbrella Corporation laboratory underneath Raccoon City is exposed to the world. Umbrella seals off the city to contain the virus, creating a ghost town where everyone trapped inside turns into a mutant zombie.

Budget: $45,000,000 (estimated).
Opening Weekend USA: $23,036,273, 12 September 2004.
Gross USA: $51,201,453.
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $129,342,769.

6. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Resident Evil: Extinction is a 2007 action horror film directed by Russell Mulcahy and written by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the third installment in the series of film adaptations based on the Capcom survival horror series Resident Evil. 

Storyline: The film follows the amnesiac heroine Alice, along with a group of survivors from Raccoon City, as they attempt to travel across the Mojave desert wilderness to Alaska and escape a zombie apocalypse.

Budget: $45,000,000 (estimated).
Opening Weekend USA: $23,678,580, 23 September 2007.
Gross USA: $50,648,679.
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $147,717,833.

5. Death Becomes Her (1992)

Death Becomes Her is a 1992 American black comedy directed by Robert Zemeckis, and written by David Koepp and Martin Donovan.

Storyline: The film story focuses on a pair of rivals (Streep and Hawn), who drink a magic potion that promises eternal youth, but experience unpleasant side effects when they physically die, becoming walking, talking corpses in the process.

Budget: $55,000,000 (estimated).
Opening Weekend USA: $12,110,355, 2 August 1992.
Gross USA: $58,422,650.
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $149,022,650.

4. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. A direct sequel to Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), it is the fifth installment in the Resident Evil film series.

Storyline: The film story focuses on Alice (Milla Jovovich) captured by the Umbrella Corporation, forcing her to make her escape from an underwater facility in the Extreme North, used for testing the T-virus.

Budget: $65,000,000 (estimated).
Opening Weekend USA: $21,052,227, 16 September 2012.
Gross USA: $42,345,531.
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $240,159,255.

3. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

Resident Evil: Afterlife is a 2010 action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film marks Anderson’s return to direct in the Resident Evil film series, after the first film (Resident Evil in 2002).

Storyline: The film story follows Alice searching for and rescuing the remaining survivors in Los Angeles after the T-virus outbreak, and teaming up against Albert Wesker, the head of the Umbrella Corporation. 

Budget: $60,000,000 (estimated).
Opening Weekend USA: $26,650,264, 12 September 2010.
Gross USA: $60,128,566.
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $300,228,084.

2. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a 2016 science fiction action film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. A direct sequel to Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), it is the sixth and final installment in the Resident Evil film series. 

Storyline: In the film, Alice and her friends are betrayed by Albert Wesker, who gathers the entire forces of Umbrella into one final strike against the apocalypse survivors.

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated).
Opening Weekend USA: $13,601,682, 29 January 2017.
Gross USA: $26,830,068.
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $312,242,626.

1. World War Z (2013)

World War Z is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster, based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks. 

Storyline: The film stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator who must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic. 

Budget: $190,000,000 (estimated).
Opening Weekend USA: $66,411,834, 23 June 2013.
Gross USA: $202,359,711.
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $540,007,876.


Note: Box Office (US$ worldwide data) obtained from IMDB