Zero Dark Thirty Takes Top Spot: Weekend Box Office Report

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Zero Dark Thirty was a Golden Globe Winner last night, with Jessica Chastain winning Best Actress in a Drama. Now, Zero Dark Thirty has won the weekend. After three weeks in limited release, the film went wide on Friday, earning $24 million over the three-day period.

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The two brand new releases followed up in second and third place. Marlon Wayans' horror movie spoof A Haunted House took in $18.8 million to claim the #2 spot.

Third place belongs to Gangster Squad. The ensemble crime movie starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling grossed $16.7 million in its opening weekend.

Django Unchained and Les Miserables round out the top five, coming in fourth and fifth. The Golden Globe Winners and Oscar Nominees earned $11.1 million and $10.1 million, respectively, in their third weekend in theaters.

Box office Top 10:

1. Zero Dark Thirty, $24 million
2. A Haunted House, $18.8 million
3. Gangster Squad, $16.7 million
4. Django Unchained, $11.1 million
5. Les Miserables, $10.1 million
6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $9.1 million
7. Lincoln, $6.3 million
8. Parental Guidance, $6.1 million
9. Texas Chainsaw 3D, $5.2 million
10. Silver Linings Playbook, $5 million

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Zero Dark Thirty Quotes

[to Navy SEALs] Quite frankly, I didn't even want to use you guys, with your dip and velcro and all your gear bullshit. I wanted to drop a bomb. But people didn't believe in this lead enough to drop a bomb. So they're using you guys as canaries. And, in theory, if bin Laden isn't there, you can sneak away and no one will be the wiser. But bin Laden is there. And you're going to kill him for me.


I'm the motherfucker who found this place, sir!


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