Basking in the glow of it’s very timely topic and many nominations during award season, the new movie “Zero Dark Thirty” about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden was number one among moviegoers this weekend taking in $24 million its first week in wide release on 2,937 screens. Newcomer “A Haunted House” came in second with $18.8 million.
The mob movie “Gangster Squad” about Mickey Cohen set in Los Angeles in 1949 came in third place with a total of $16.7 million, slightly less than projected. The motion picture was originally estimated to take in about $20 million, but fell short.
The controversial film “Django Unchained,” noted for its extreme violence and use of the “N” word, came in fourth place scoring $11.1 million, giving it an accumulated total of $125.4 million for three weeks in North America.
“Les Miserables” came in fifth place with $10.1 million. “Lincoln” came in seventh spot with $6.3 million. For the balance of the numbers from the weekend box office statistics, click on the link below.
One of the films opening this coming Friday is “Broken City” with Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe.