The zombie apocalypse has always been a fan favorite. A full-blown zombie crisis has always been a big-time box office hit for a couple of years. Here is an account of the highest-grossing zombie movies of all time.
Peninsula (2020) – $42.3 Million
2016’s Train to Busan sequel, Peninsula, can be watched as a standalone movie. The film is an action thriller set up in a military backdrop. Moreover, the film did not manage to gross even half of what Train to Busan had.
28 Weeks Later (2007) – $64.2 Million
The cult-classic 28 Days Later sequel, 28 Weeks Later which takes place in the same zombie-infested Britain, didn’t please the audience as its prequel did. Consequently, this reflects in the IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes ratings. In general, the film is not a bad one, but since it had to fill in its forerunner’s big shoes, it did not hit the mark.
28 Days Later (2002) – $82.7 Million
2002’s 28 Days Later was the first zombie film ever to introduce the concept of fast-moving zombies in contrast to the general concept of slow-moving ones. With a small budget of only $8 million, the film is one of the most typical & relished undead stories.
Train To Busan (2016) – $98.5 Million
Train to Busan is famous for its international fanbase than any other foreign film of its genre. Consequently, it is considered a fan favorite.
With Yeon Sang-ho’s direction, the film revolves around a down-to-earth family who strive for their survival amidst a zombie apocalypse. The film is an emotional rollercoaster as a majority of its characters are killed. Consequently, this portrayal of an emotional ride with human elements is what makes it so unique.
Dawn Of The Dead (2004) – $102.3 Million
The 1978 film Dawn of the Dead was the breakthrough showcasing this catastrophic genre of the undead. James Gunn wrote the 2004 remake of the same in Zack Snyder’s direction. It’s still an ongoing debate on which one among the original and sequel is better. The remake is no less than the original. Consequently, the 2004 version did a business of nearly four times its budget of $26 million at the box-office.
Zombieland (2009) – $102.4 Million
Zombieland retouched the whole zombie flick genre with the element of fun and a tang of humor. Consequently, it’s a movie dearly loved by the audience. Banding together with a group of strangers, a college kid explores a zombie-infested America. The only thing he believes that has kept him alive is his strictly maintained and followed rulebook.
Warm Bodies (2013) – $117 Million
Warm Bodies somehow makes the bizarre concept of zombies and romance work. Based on Isaac Marion’s book, which in turn was inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, warm bodies put romance in the scenario governed by the undead. Nicholas Hoult plays a zombie named R, who regains his human nature after falling in love with a human girl. Consequently, the plot follows their unraveling and unique love story.
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) – $122.8 Million
2009′ comedy thriller, Zombieland being a fan favorite was back with its sequel with a Double Tap. Consequently, with the beloved star cast of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone, fans’ expectations and enthusiasm were super high. Double Tap continues the four’s journey, now as a family as they dive deeper into a world of the undead.
World War Z (2013) – $540 Million
World War Z follows an ex-UN field agent’s story investigating a worldwide zombie pandemic to ensure his family’s safety. With Brad Pitt as the protagonist, the thriller is about the survival of his family. Moreover, the film nearly grossed three times its budget. Sadly, rumor has it that the production of a sequel is cancelled.
The Resident Evil Franchise (2002-2016) – $1.2 Billion
Resident Evil franchise, an adaptation of a popular video game, has shattered the box office numbers with its rip-roaring adventure. The video game enthusiasts, however, don’t find the franchise appealing. Nonetheless, the franchise’s last installment proved to be the highest-grossing contender with over $312 million worldwide. The story follows Alice’s journey, played by Milla Jovovich, as she fights against the evil Umbrella Corporation.