Selena Gomez starring “Dead Don’t Die” did surprisingly low at the box office. There was a notable change of pace ovserved over the weekend.
The films had taken over 613 screens worldwide. $2.35 million was the collection for a per screen average of $3,834. That total eclipsed the entire theatrical run of Jarmusch’s previous film, “Paterson,” which grossed $2.1 million in early 2017.
However, it appears unlikely that the film will top Jarmusch’s highest grossing film, “Broken Flowers,” of 2015. It solidly to grossed $13.7 million domestic and $46.7 million worldwide. The whole movie “The Dead Don’t Die” is based on bleak theme.
Adam Driver and Bill Murray feature as two cops who struggle to deal with the rise of the undead. The film is about the small town of Centerville, USA. The film’s ensemble cast includes Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Austin Butler, RZA, Tilda Swinton, Tom Waits, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Carol Kane and Selena Gomez.
Selena has been around the world this past month promoting her highly anticipated new film, The Dead Don’t Die, where she plays the character, Zoe. But without a doubt, the movie’s most memorable death belongs to her.
She holes up at a motel with her friends to wait out the apocalypse. But her gnawed and bloodied body is later discovered only somewhat intact by Ronnie, Cliff and sanguine cop Mindy.
Gomez was “very funny and cool about it,” producer Joshua Astrachan says. “(She) has enjoyed the unexpected magic trick of that shot, and the comedy in it, as we all have.
This Zombie movie genre conventions are held up for mockery in this painfully ironic, agonizingly hip anti-thriller. Which would be fine, if writer-director didn’t follow so slavishly the genre conventions of the Jarmusch movie. The film tells all wry jokes, an impressive cast of Jim’s chums and Tilda wreaking zombie havoc with a samurai sword. All this will probably be enough for diehard fans of arthouse oddball.
The performances are so deadpan (or undeadpan perhaps) that most of the cast seems to be flatlining even before the zombies start chewing chunks out of their faces.