Jessica Chastain’s “Mama,” “Zero Dark Thirty” Lead Weekend Box Office


0  Updated at 3:03 am, January 21st, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Columbia Pictures(NEW YORK) — Oh, Mama!  The Jessica Chastain horror film Mama topped the weekend box office by earning an estimated $28.1 million.

Another Chastain film, Zero Dark Thirty, occupied the second spot, with $17.6 million.  She earned an Oscar nomination for her role as a CIA agent on the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

In its first weekend in wide release, the Oscar best-picture contender Silver Linings Playbook collected $11.4 million to finish in third place.

The Mark Wahlberg-Russell Crowe drama Broken City debuted in the fifth spot, with $9 million.

And Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first lead role since the former California governor resumed his acting career was a bust.  His action flick The Last Stand opened in 10th place, with just $6.3 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to

1. Mama, $28.1 million
2. Zero Dark Thirty, $17.6 million
3. Silver Linings Playbook, $11.4 million
4. Gangster Squad, $9.1 million
5. Broken City, $9 million
6. A Haunted House, $8.3 million
7. Django Unchained, $8.2 million
8. Les Miserables, $7.8 million
9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $6.4 million
10. The Last Stand, $6.3 million

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