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Hansel and Gretel find witches, No. 1 spot

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

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“Hansel and Gretel:  Witch Hunters” benefited from its 3-D and IMAX showings, along with moviegoers’ familiarity with the title characters, as it finished No. 1 for the weekend. 
 
Early figures from hollywood.com show the box office breaking down this way. The running gross is up 10 percent from last year (tickets are averaging a penny more so that’s not a huge factor).
 
As always, final numbers are due Monday but here are the weekend figures:
 
1. “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” — $19,000,000.
2. “Mama” — $2,860,190, bringing its two week total to $48,647,630.
3. “Silver Linings Playbook” — $10,000,000, for $69,464,627 so far. 
4. “Zero Dark Thirty” — $9,800,000 or $69,904,000 to date. 
5. “Parker” — $7,000,000.
6. “Django Unchained” — $5,005,000, for $146,294,826 since its Christmas release. 
7. “Movie 43” — $5,000,000.
8. “Gangster Squad” — $4,200,000, for $39,647,000 to date. 
9. “Broken City” — $4,000,000, or $15,269,989 since release. 
10. “Les Miserables” — $3,911,700, bumping its running total to $137,236,850. 
 
“Argo,” which just won the Producers Guild top prize, has made $117,581,000 in 16 weeks.
 
“Jack Reacher,” the made-in-Pittsburgh action thriller starring Tom Cruise, is now at $78,238,000.
 
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