How Much Is The Zombie Economy Worth? (Infographic)

Posted on Nov 21 2013 - 10:38am by Alexandra Ashton

In 2011, the fans of the television series “The Walking Dead” shivered with emotion after AMC was able to renew the contract for a third and fourth seasons and keep bringing the famous comic books adventures created by Robert Kirkman to life.We have been following this curious group of characters trying to survive in a world taken over by zombies for more than three years and we can’t seem to get enough of it. Maybe the zombies have “contaminated” us with their flabby looks, turning us into addicts. They surely must be doing something right, since they are getting super-duper rich!

“The Walking Dead” is just one of the most recent signs of how zombies can be amazingly entertaining. For the last four years, the undead trend has resulted in a crazy amount of revenue within the zombie economy: more than £5 billion! The support of the fans was obvious when the second season of “The Walking Dead” premiered in the United States and broke audience records for a cable program. There were 7.3 million viewers glued to the television that day, so it’s not that surprising to see that the series has turned into one of the most popular dramatic shows on television.

Of course, the fantastic-looking zombies help a lot, thanks to the experienced special effects guru Greg Nicotero, who previously worked with the famousdirector George Romero. But that’s not all: there are even zombie schools training the actors to properly play dead. This is also a part and a consequence of the flourishing zombie economy, composed of movies with hefty box office results and creative games that have conquered millions of fans across the world. There’s even a World Zombie Day, when the zombie-lovers can dress up and participate in special parades. All this is part of this awesome infographic that you won’t be able to miss.


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Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.