'Zero Dark Thirty' tops box office

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

zerodarkpicblog0113"Zero Dark Thirty," the Oscar-nominated picture about the search and killing of Osama bin Laden, was No. 1 for the weekend.

But the movie that made the most money per screen was "A Haunted House," which finished second ahead of "Gangster Squad."
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Here are the early figures courtesy of As always, they will be updated on Monday:

1. "Zero Dark Thirty" — $24,000,000, for $29,481,000 to date.
2. "A Haunted House" — $18,817,000.
3. "Gangster Squad" — $16,710,000.
4. "Django Unchained" — $11,075,000, bringing its North American total to $125,399,122.
5. "Les Miserables" — $10,127,420, for $119,206,140 to date.
6. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" — $9,080,000, bringing its total to $278,124,000.
7. "Lincoln" — $6,314,000, for $152,579,000 so far.
8. "Parental Guidance" — $6,100,000, for $60,650,304 since release before Christmas.
9. "Texas Chainsaw 3-D" — $5,150,000, upping its total to $30,751,740.
10. "Silver Linings Playbook" — $5,000,000, from only 810 screens, for $41,305,705.
11. "Jack Reacher" — $4,970,000, for a respectable $72,778,000.


Photos courtesy of Sony. Above:  James Gandolfini. Below: Jessica Chastain.

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