‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is No. 1 at box office
January 14, 2013
â€˜Zero Dark Thirtyâ€™ expanded nationwide and topped the North American box office for the weekend of Jan. 11-13, according to industry figures released Monday.
Among the newcomers, horror comedy spoof â€˜A Haunted Houseâ€™ ($18.1M) out-dueled mafia action film â€˜Gangster Squadâ€™ ($17M) for second place.
â€˜Django Unchainedâ€™ ($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.
â€˜Les Miserablesâ€™ ($9.6M) slipped one spot to fifth in its third week as it neared $120 million overall.
â€˜The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeyâ€™ ($9M) fell from third to sixth in its fifth week as it approached $280M overall.
Presidential drama â€˜Lincolnâ€™ ($6.3M) hit the $150 milion mark in its 10th week, inching up one spot to seventh.
Billy Crystal-Bette Midler comedy â€˜Parental Guidanceâ€™ ($6M) dropped three spots to eighth in its third week as it crossed the $60 million mark overall.
â€˜Texas Chainsaw 3D,â€™ 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, â€˜Silver Linings Playbookâ€™ ($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. â€˜Zero Dark Thirty,â€™ $24.4M ($29.9M overall, four weeks)
2. â€˜A Haunted House,â€™ $18.1M ($18.1M, one week)
3. â€˜Gangster Squad,â€™ $17M ($17M, one week)
4. â€˜Django Unchained,â€™ $11M ($125.3M, three weeks)
5. â€˜Les Miserables,â€™ $9.6M ($118.7M, three weeks)
6. â€˜The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,â€™ $9M ($278.2M, five weeks)
7. â€˜Lincoln,â€™ $6.3M ($152.6M, 10 weeks)
8. â€˜Parental Guidance,â€™ $6M ($60.6M, three weeks)
9. â€˜Texas Chainsaw 3D,â€™ $5.2M ($30.8M, two weeks)
10. â€˜Silver Linings Playbook,â€™ $5M ($41.3M, nine weeks)