Zero Dark Thirty Goes Wide and Takes this weekends box office crown. A Haunted House open solid in 2nd with $18 million dollars and the star-studded Gangster Squad disappoints in 3rd with $16.7 million.
Overall, it wasn’t a bad weekend at the box office, and one team made out like a bandit: Zero Dark Thirty pulled in a strong $24 million dollars. The patriotic film opened in the heartland after three weeks of limited release, and scored big. The film was steady all weekend long, pulling in $9 million on Friday, $9.3 on Saturday, and is projecting a $6 million dollar Sunday. It makes you wonder, why didn’t this film open wide from the get go?
The R-rated comedy lampoon, ‘A Haunted House‘ opened second with a a solid $18.8 million dollars. Open Road played it smartly by picking up a Wayans Brothers latest spoof. Marlon Wayans was pushed out of The Scary Movie franchise after making it a monster, and now he’s back with more money making horror comedy. The film Marlon wrote, starred in and executive produced, only cost $2.5 million dollars to produce. Open Road and Marlon Wayans are going to be laughing all the way to the bank.
Meanwhile, Gangster Squad starring Oscar winner Sean Penn, Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling, disappointed in third place. The film was marred by bad press following the Aurora tragedy, and never recovered. The film under performed by about $10 million dollars. The top ten is below.
Box Office Top Ten
1. Zero Dark Thirty (Annapurna/Sony) Week 4 (Runs 2,937) R
Friday $9.0M, Saturday $9.3M, Weekend $24.0M, Cume $29.4M
2. A Haunted House (Open Road) NEW [Runs 2,160] R
Friday $6.7M, Saturday $7.5M, Weekend $18.8M
3. Gangster Squad (Village Roadshow/Warner Bros) NEW (Runs 3,103) R
Friday $6.6M, Saturday $6.2M, Weekend $16.7M
4. Django Unchained (Weinsteiin) Week 3 [Runs 3,012] R
Friday $3.4M, Saturday $4.7M, Weekend $11.9M, Cume $125.4M
5. Les Miserables (Working Title/Universal) Week 3 [Runs 2,928] PG13
Friday $2.8M, Saturday $4.2M, Weekend $9.7M, Cume $118.7M
6. The Hobbit 3D (MGM/Warner Bros) Week 5 [Runs 3,012] PG13
Friday $2.3M, Saturday $4.2M, Weekend $9.0M, Cume $278.1M
7. Lincoln (DreamWorks/Fox/Disney) Week 10 [Runs 2,027] PG13
Friday $1.8M, Saturday $2.7M,Weekend $6.2M, Cume $152.4M
8. Parental Guidance (Fox) Week 3 [Runs 2,957] PG
Friday $1.7M, Saturday $2.8M,Weekend $6.1M, Cume $60.7M
9. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D (Lionsgate) Week 2 [Runs 2,659] R
Friday $1.8M, Saturday $2.2M, Weekend $5.2M, Cume $30.8M
10. Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein) Week 90 [Runs 890] R
Friday $1.4M, Saturday $2.2M, Weekend $5.0M, Cume $41.3M
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