By Karen Posada
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ opened in limited theaters four weeks ago, now that it has opened nationwide it took the number one spot with $24 million dollars. The nominations it got for the Oscars and the controversial story have certainly helped it get to this place, not to mention outstanding performances.
Marlon Wayane’s ‘A Haunted House’ surprisingly opened in second place with $18.8 million dollars. The film has received terrible reviews and based on its predecessors no one expected it to do so well, despite that it will most likely fall from the top 10 soon.
‘Gangster Squad’ which has a number of known names attached to it such as Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and the likes of Josh Brolin only reached number three with $16.7 million dollars. Because of the Newton shooting the film was delayed and this seems to have hurt it, reviews might have helped to its demise as well.
The Top 10 in the Box Office are:
1. Zero Dark Thirty – $24 mil
2. A Haunted House – $18.8 mil
3. Gangster Squad – $16.7 mil
4. Django Unchained – $11.1 mil
5. Les Miserables – $10.1 mil
6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $9.1 mil
7. Lincoln – $6.3 mil
8. Parental Guidance – $6.1 mil
9. Texas Chainsaw 3D – $5.2 mil
10. Silver Linings Playbook – $5 mil