'Mama' tops box office with $32.1 million

'Mama' tops box office with $32.1 million, Schwarzenegger's 'The Last Stand' just $7.2 million

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger's post-governorship comeback fizzled at the box office, as his "The Last Stand" earned just $7.2 million over the three-day holiday weekend.

Instead, the Jessica Chastain horror film "Mama" surpassed expectations with a chart-topping $32.1 million opening from Friday through Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In its second week of wide release, the Osama bin Laden hunt thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" slid to the second spot with $18.6 million, meaning Chastain-led films held the top two spots.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Mama," Universal, $32,147,815, 2,647 locations, $12,145 average, $32,147,815, one week.

2. "Zero Dark Thirty," Sony, $18,600,381, 2,946 locations, $6,314 average, $56,945,138, five weeks.

3. "Silver Linings Playbook," Weinstein Co., $12,740,379, 2,523 locations, $5,050 average, $56,699,649, 10 weeks.

4. "Gangster Squad," Warner Bros., $10,128,178, 3,103 locations, $3,264 average, $33,238,238, two weeks.

5. "A Haunted House," Open Road Films, $9,472,030, 2,160 locations, $4,385 average, $31,085,207, two weeks.

6. "Broken City," Fox, $9,459,459, 2,620 locations, $3,610 average, $9,459,459, one week.

7. "Django Unchained," Weinstein Co., $9,216,113, 2,516 locations, $3,663 average, $139,334,848, four weeks.

8. "Les Miserables," Universal, $9,013,605, 2,579 locations, $3,495 average, $131,571,625, four weeks.

9. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," Warner Bros., $7,623,310, 2,323 locations, $3,282 average, $288,613,051, six weeks.

10. "The Last Stand," Lionsgate, $7,213,327, 2,913 locations, $2,476 average, $7,213,327, one week.

11. "Lincoln," Disney, $6,678,228, 2,174 locations, $3,072 average, $161,814,307, 11 weeks.

12. "Parental Guidance," Fox, $5,632,836, 2,337 locations, $2,410 average, $67,657,990, four weeks.

13. "Life of Pi," Fox, $4,207,186, 1,256 locations, $3,350 average, $100,044,491, nine weeks.

14. "The Impossible," Summit, $3,012,182, 886 locations, $3,400 average, $10,728,747, five weeks.

15. "Argo," Warner Bros., $2,717,033, 756 locations, $3,594 average, $115,238,587, 15 weeks.

16. "Jack Reacher," Paramount, $2,685,905, 1,707 locations, $1,573 average, $76,863,238, five weeks.

17. "This Is 40," Universal, $2,297,685, 1,232 locations, $1,865 average, $65,178,685, five weeks.

18. "Wreck-It Ralph," Disney, $2,050,610, 1,312 locations, $1,563 average, $181,557,914, 12 weeks.

19. "Texas Chainsaw 3D," Lionsgate, $1,429,933, 1,474 locations, $970 average, $33,622,871, three weeks.

20. "Skyfall," Sony, $1,143,895, 507 locations, $2,256 average, $301,030,969, 11 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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