Here’s something you don’t hear very often: “It was a good week for strong women at the box office.” Up against two new, male-driven action movies, actress Jessica Chastain claimed first and second place with Mama and Zero Dark Thirty. Chastain’s fellow Golden Globe winner, Jennifer Lawrence, took third with Silver Linings Playbook – ahead of Gangster Squad and the big name boys that launched debuts on Friday. Both Broken City (with Mark Wahlberg) and The Last Stand (with Arnold Schwarzenegger) were disappointments – though, fittingly, Arnold’s was on a much more epic scale.
|2.||Zero Dark Thirty||$17,600,000||$55.9|
|3.||Silver Linings Playbook||$11,351,000||$55.3|
|6.||A Haunted House||$8,330,000||$29.9|
|10.||The Last Stand||$6,300,000||$6.3|