Final numbers for the four-day weekend show “Mama,” from Universal and producer Guillermo del Toro, in first place on the domestic box office charts, beating out “Broken City” and “The Last Stand.”
Final numbers for the four-day weekend show Mama, from Universal and producer Guillermo del Toro, in first place on the domestic box office charts, beating out Broken City and The Last Stand. Benefiting from its teen-friendly PG-13 rating, the horror film – made for a modest $15 million -- brought in $33 million for its debut.
Sony and Annapurna's Zero Dark Thirty placed number two in its second weekend of nationwide release, grossing $18.7 million for a domestic total of $57 million.
David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook soared up the box-office chart to number three as it finally expanded nationwide, grossing $13 million for a domestic total of $57 million.
Warner Bros.' Gangster Squad placed fourth, earning $10.3 million for a total of $33.4 million. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, and starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Michael Pena and Emma Stone, Gangster Squad revolves around a special task force formed by the Los Angeles Police Department during the late 1940s to fight mobsters.
In fifth place, parody film Haunted House made $9.7 million for a total of $31.3 million for Open Road Films, IM Global and Endgame Entertainment. Starring Marlon Wayans, the film is a parody of the Paranormal Activity franchise and other found-footage films.
The action-thriller Broken City, from Emmett/Furla Films and New Regency, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones, opened to $9.5 million to come in at number six.
In seventh place, Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, brought Universal $9.25 million for a total of $131.8 million.
Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, from the Weinstein Co., came in eighth place, bringing in $9.23 million for a total of $139.4 million.
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey came in ninth, earning New Line and MGM $7.7 million for a total of $288.7 million.
Rounding out the list at number 10, Lionsgate’s The Last Stand, Arnold Schwarzenegger's first leading role since2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, grossed $7.2 million for its debut.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.