Weekend Index (January 18-20, 2013)

January 22nd, 2013 - Graham Eley

1. Mama (Universal) UPI $28.1m (NE)
2. Zero Dark Thirty (Columbia Pictures) Panorama $17.6m ($55.9m) (1)
3. Silver Linings Playbook (TWC) TWC International $11.4m ($55.3m) (10)
4. Gangster Squad (Warner Bros) WBPI $9.1m ($32.2m) (3)
5. Broken City (Fox) Inferno $9m (NE)

 

Andy Muschietti’s debut feature, ‘Mama’, took control of the North American weekend box office, grossing a huge $28.1m over the three days, far higher than market expectations.  The PG-13 horror had enjoyed a modest marketing campaign notwithstanding Guillermo del Toro’s presence as executive producer.

 

Oscar nominated ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ fell to second spot but still grossed a respectable $17.6m.  Kathryn Bigelow’s controversial Osama bin Laden thriller, which has never been out of the public eye, currently stands at $55.9m overall.

 

Another Oscar nominee, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, won the third place battle quite comfortably in the end after trailing Fox’s crime thriller, ‘Broken City’, on Friday night.  David O Russell’s quirky comedy returned a strong $11.4m, slightly higher than expectations, but its running total has fallen $0.6m behind ‘Zero Dark Thirty’.

 

‘Broken City’ could not take advantage of solid box office attraction Mark Wahlberg and had to settle for fifth spot after a disappointing $9m return.  But that was nothing compared to another opener, ”The Last Stand’, which could only take a spectacularly bad $6.3m on Arnold Schwarzenegger return to a starring role.cost of sildalissildalis without prescription sildalis tabletssildalis cheaptablets sildalis onlinecheap sildalis onlinebuy sildalis canada

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