Box Office: "Mama" Scares Away the Competition

Publicada Domingo Enero 20, 2013 12:15 PM GMT

Scaring up some competition, "Mama" took over the top spot at the box office for the weekend of January 18-20, 2013.

The Jessica Chastain fronted horror film took in an impressive $10 million on Friday with a total estimated take of $28.1 million for its first weekend in theaters.

Sliding in to the second slot is the Academy Award nominated "Zero Dark Thirty." The film about the hunt for terrorist Osama bin Laden garnered a $4.5 million Friday with a total $28 million weekend haul.

Rounding out the top five at the box office in earmarked earnings are the romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" ($11.4 million) in third, the Mark Wahlberg led "Broken City" ($9.1 million) in fourth, followed by Ryan Gosling's mobster flick "Gangster Squad" ($9 million) in fifth.