In its first week of wide release, Zero Dark Thirty has topped the US Box Office chart, taking $24 million as it expanded onto over 2,800 screens from just over a hundred. Its success came as a surprise to many, who’d expected Gangster Squad to top the chart.
In the end the gangster noir placed third with $16.7 million, which isn’t a bad start, but probably not what Warner was hoping for its star studded movie, which has had a lot of buzz ever since the screenplay first started doing the rounds in Hollywood.
Proving spoof horror can still find an audience, the Marlon Wayans starring A Haunted House placed second on the chart with $18.8 million.
Those were the only new entries on the chart, but a couple films got a bump from the Oscar nominations, with Lincoln rising 16% from the previous weekend to take its US takings across the $150 million mark. Silver Linings Playbook also got a 38% bump to return to the top 10, thanks to its eight Oscar nominations.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of January 11th-13th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Zero Dark Thirty||$24.0||$29.4|
|2||A Haunted House||$18.8||$18.8|
|6||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||$9.0||$278.1|
|9||Texas Chainsaw 3D||$5.1||$30.7|
|10||Silver Linings Playbook||$5.0||$41.3|