Since the First “Zombieland” was released 10 years ago (October 2009), here’s what has happened to the film’s stars:
EMMA STONE won an Academy Award for “La La Land” and has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards. Her resume include “Birdman”, “Irrational Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man”, along with three Ryan Gosling collaborations. Total Domestic Box Office: $1.3 billion.
JESSE EISENBERG was Oscar nominated for “The Social Network”, starred in the hit “Now You See Me” movies and lent his voice to Blue Sky’s duo of “Rio” installments. He also played Lex Luthor in “Batman v. Superman” and has led a host of indies. Total Domestic Box Office: $976 million.
ABIGAIL BRESLIN starred in five more theatrical movies through 2013 before taking a break from the big screen and transitioning to TV for “Scream Queens” and ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” remake. Total Domestic Box Office: $329.5 million.
WOODY HARRELSON joined Eisenberg for “NYSM” 1 & 2 and paired-up with Jennifer Lawrence for “The Hunger Games” saga. He also delivered dramatic work in “The Messenger” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, for which he received Oscar nominations. His cameo in “Venom” is NOT be counted in this Domestic Box Office Total (which is still quite high): $2.4 billion.
And BILL MURRAY (who returns for “Double Tap” – I’m not the spoiler, he’s in the Red-Band Trailer) has mostly been part of ensembles, whether for Wes Anderson, George Clooney, Jim Jarmusch or Cameron Crowe. He also voiced Baloo in Jon Favreau’s juggernaut “Jungle Book” re-do and earned Golden Globe noms for “Hyde Park on Hudson” and “St. Vincent”. Total Domestic Box Office: $670 million.
“Zombieland: Double Tap” faces-off against Disney’s “Maleficent” sequel “Mistress of Evil” this weekend at the box office. The original “Zombieland” opened to $24.7 million and totaled $75.6M in the U.S. We’ll see if this long-awaited second installment can match or improve upon its predecessor.