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'Zero Dark Thirty' captures No. 1 at box office

Jessica Chastain appears in a still image from the film, 'Zero Dark Thirty.' (Annapurna Pictures)
January 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
"Zero Dark Thirty" captured the top spot at the weekend box office. It was an easy win for the Osama bin Laden raid drama.

The film nabbed first place with $24 million in its first weekend in wide release. It earned five Oscar nominations last week, including nods for best picture, best original screenplay and best actress for Jessica Chastain as a dogged CIA operative.

The horror parody "A Haunted House" starring Marlon Wayans debuted in second place with a solid $18.8 million. "Gangster Squad," starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn, opened below expectations in third place with $16.7 million.

"Django Unchained" came in at No. 4 with $11 million and "Les Miserables" rounded out the top five with $10.1 million.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "Zero Dark Thirty," $24 million
2. "A Haunted House," $18.8 million
3. "Gangster Squad," $16.7 million
4. "Django Unchained," $11 million
5. "Les Miserables," $10.1 million
6. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," $9 million
7. "Lincoln," $6.3 million
8. "Parental Guidance," $6.1 million
9. "Texas Chainsaw 3-D," $5.1 million
10. "Silver Linings Playbook," $5 million

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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