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Monday
Jan212013

Jessica Chastain's "Mama," "Zero Dark Thirty" Lead Weekend Box Office

Columbia Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Oh, Mama!  The Jessica Chastain horror film Mama topped the weekend box office by earning an estimated $28.1 million.

Another Chastain film, Zero Dark Thirty, occupied the second spot, with $17.6 million.  She earned an Oscar nomination for her role as a CIA agent on the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

In its first weekend in wide release, the Oscar best-picture contender Silver Linings Playbook collected $11.4 million to finish in third place.

The Mark Wahlberg-Russell Crowe drama Broken City debuted in the fifth spot, with $9 million.

And Arnold Schwarzenegger's first lead role since the former California governor resumed his acting career was a bust.  His action flick The Last Stand opened in 10th place, with just $6.3 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1. Mama, $28.1 million
2. Zero Dark Thirty, $17.6 million
3. Silver Linings Playbook, $11.4 million
4. Gangster Squad, $9.1 million
5. Broken City, $9 million
6. A Haunted House, $8.3 million
7. Django Unchained, $8.2 million
8. Les Miserables, $7.8 million
9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $6.4 million
10. The Last Stand, $6.3 million

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Friday
Jan182013

"Broken City," "The Last Stand," "Mama" Open Nationwide

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Broken City: An ex-cop is hired by a corrupt New York mayor to investigate the mayor's wife, who is suspected of having an affair.  However, he soon realizes that he's been double-crossed by the politician.  Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones star.  Rated R.

-- The Last Stand: Arnold Schwarzenegger is a sheriff in a border town who lends a hand to authorities trying to capture a drug kingpin headed for Mexico.  Johnny Knoxville and Forest Whitaker also star.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

-- Mama: Two young sisters are found, five years after their parents died and the girls went missing.  However, something's amiss with the kids as they begin living with their uncle and his girlfriend.  Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain stars in this horror film.  Rated PG-13.

And expanding into wide release:

-- Silver Linings Playbook: The Oscar contender for best picture stars Bradley Cooper as a man who leaves a mental institution, moves back in with his parents, and meets a woman -- Jennifer Lawrence's character -- with her own set of personal problems.  Cooper, Lawrence and co-stars Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver all received acting nods for next month's Academy Awards.  Rated R.

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