By Karen Posada
Paramount Pictures’ ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ got a strong hold of the number one spot with $19 million dollars. The violent spin of the Brothers Grimm fairytale only got a lukewarm welcome. The film got pushed back almost an entire year from its original release date in hopes that Jeremy Renner’s 2012 success would help it reach a broader audience; but that strategy doesn’t seem to have worked.
‘Mama’ dropped to the second spot with $12.9 million dollars and it has now earned past its production cost. The movie has been a triumph for the studio and it still has many countries left to premiere in, so it will earn much more.
‘Silver Linings Playbook’ remains at number three with $10 million dollars, with the awards it has accumulated including last night SAG awards it probably will continue to be on top. This is certainly one to keep an eye on for the Oscars.
The Top 10 in the Box Office are:
1. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – $19 mil
2. Mama – $12.9 mil
3. Silver Linings Playbook – $10 mil
4. Zero Dark Thirty – $9.8 mil
5. Parker – $7 mil
6. Django Unchained – $5 mil
7. Movie 43 – $5 mil
8. Gangster Squad – $4.2 mil
9. Broken City – $4 mil
10. Les Miserables – $3.9 mil