'Zero Dark Thirty' hunts down $24.4M at box office

'Zero Dark Thirty' hunts down $24.4M in top spot at weekend box office

Associated Press
'Zero Dark Thirty' hunts down $24.4M at box office
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This undated publicity photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows Navy SEALs seen through the greenish glow of night vision goggles, as they prepare to breach a locked door in Osama Bin Laden's compound in Columbia Pictures' hyper-realistic new action thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jonathan Olley)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Zero Dark Thirty" nabbed the biggest haul at the weekend box office.

The controversial Osama bin Laden raid drama earned $24.4 in its first weekend in wide release.

The horror spoof "A Haunted House" and mobster drama "Gangster Squad" debuted in the second and third spots, respectively earning $18.1 million and $17 million.

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. "Zero Dark Thirty," Sony, $24,438,936, 2,937 locations, $8,321 average, $29,919,743, four weeks.

2. "A Haunted House," Open Road Films, $18,101,682, 2,160 locations, $8,380 average, $18,101,682, one week.

3. "Gangster Squad," Warner Bros., $17,070,347, 3,103 locations, $5,501 average, $17,070,347, one week.

4. "Django Unchained," Weinstein Co., $11,040,485, 3,012 locations, $3,665 average, $125,374,607, three weeks.

5. "Les Miserables," Universal, $9,644,465, 2,927 locations, $3,295 average, $118,723,185, three weeks.

6. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," Warner Bros., $9,168,431, 3,012 locations, $3,044 average, $278,212,618, five weeks.

7. "Lincoln," Disney, $6,335,193, 2,027 locations, $3,125 average, $152,600,253, 10 weeks.

8. "Parental Guidance," Fox, $6,088,838, 2,957 locations, $2,059 average, $60,639,142, three weeks.

9. "Texas Chainsaw 3-D," Lionsgate, $5,279,245, 2,659 locations, $1,985 average, $30,880,985, two weeks.

10. "Silver Linings Playbook," Weinstein Co., $5,018,527, 810 locations, $6,196 average, $41,324,232, nine weeks.

11. "Jack Reacher," Paramount, $4,820,255, 2,707 locations, $1,781 average, $72,628,585, four weeks.

12. "This Is 40," Universal, $4,373,225, 2,320 locations, $1,885 average, $61,442,180, four weeks.

13. "Life of Pi," Fox, $2,704,574, 757 locations, $3,573 average, $94,800,726, eight weeks.

14. "The Impossible," Summit, $2,531,117, 808 locations, $3,133 average, $6,845,206, four weeks.

15. "The Guilt Trip," Paramount, $1,901,160, 1,606 locations, $1,184 average, $34,464,057, four weeks.

16. "Monsters, Inc.," Disney, $1,717,305, 1,127 locations, $1,524 average, $30,586,791, four weeks.

17. "Skyfall," Sony, $1,555,802, 823 locations, $1,890 average, $299,349,015, 10 weeks.

18. "Promised Land," Focus, $1,274,909, 1,647 locations, $774 average, $6,879,610, three weeks.

19. "Argo," Warner Bros., $1,255,259, 621 locations, $2,021 average, $111,660,243, 14 weeks.

20. "Rise of the Guardians," Paramount, $1,065,307, 905 locations, $1,177 average, $98,750,400, eight 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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