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“Parental Guidance” Passes The $60 Million Mark In 3 Weeks (US)

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is No. 1 at box office
January 14, 2013

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ expanded nationwide and topped the North American box office for the weekend of Jan. 11-13, according to industry figures released Monday.

The CIA thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden earned $24.4 million, pushing its total take to $29.9 million since opening in limited release in December.

Among the newcomers, horror comedy spoof ‘A Haunted House’ ($18.1M) out-dueled mafia action film ‘Gangster Squad’ ($17M) for second place.

‘Django Unchained’ ($11M) dropped two notches to fourth in its third week as it crossed the $125 million mark overall, the best box-office earner of any Quentin Tarantino film.

‘Les Miserables’ ($9.6M) slipped one spot to fifth in its third week as it neared $120 million overall.

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ ($9M) fell from third to sixth in its fifth week as it approached $280M overall.

Presidential drama ‘Lincoln’ ($6.3M) hit the $150 milion mark in its 10th week, inching up one spot to seventh.

Billy Crystal-Bette Midler comedy ‘Parental Guidance’ ($6M) dropped three spots to eighth in its third week as it crossed the $60 million mark overall.

‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ which opened with $21.7 million to top the box office for the weekend of Jan. 4-6, plummeted to ninth in its second week, earning $5.2 million and $30.8 million overall.

Bolstered by eight Oscar nominations, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ ($5M) cracked the top 10 and has earned $41.3 million in nine weeks of limited release.

The top 10 for Jan. 11-13:

1. ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ $24.4M ($29.9M overall, four weeks)

2. ‘A Haunted House,’ $18.1M ($18.1M, one week)

3. ‘Gangster Squad,’ $17M ($17M, one week)

4. ‘Django Unchained,’ $11M ($125.3M, three weeks)

5. ‘Les Miserables,’ $9.6M ($118.7M, three weeks)

6. ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ $9M ($278.2M, five weeks)

7. ‘Lincoln,’ $6.3M ($152.6M, 10 weeks)

8. ‘Parental Guidance,’ $6M ($60.6M, three weeks)

9. ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ $5.2M ($30.8M, two weeks)

10. ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ $5M ($41.3M, nine weeks)

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