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Warm Bodies Wins Super Bowl Weekend Box Office

(Summit)

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Warm Bodies, the zombie romantic comedy starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer, topped the box office on Super Bowl Weekend with $20 million in ticket sales.

Last week’s winner Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters came in second with $9.2 million.

Nabbing third with $8.1 million was Silver Linings Playbook.

Hansel & Gretel Tops Weekend Box Office

(MGM)

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is on pace to top a slow weekend at the box office, with the updated Brothers Grimm fairy tale-turned-action movie debuting to approximately $18 million.

Horror flick Mama should take second place with $13 million or so.

Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty are in a tight race for the #3 spot, with both movies tracking toward about $9 million.

Mama Scares Up Box Office Victory; Zero Dark Thirty #2, Silver Linings Playbook #3

(Universal)

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Jessica Chastain is Queen of the Box Office.

The Oscar nominee’s new horror movie Mama opened at #1 with $28.1 million.

And Chastain’s manhunt thriller Zero Dark Thirty came in a close second place with $28 million.

Silver Linings Playbook, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, took third with $11.4 million.

Zero Dark Thirty Hunts Down Top Spot; A Haunted House & Gangster Squad Follow

(Sony)

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Zero Dark Thirty, about the CIA manhunt for Osama bin Laden, won the top spot at the weekend box office.

The Oscar-nominated thriller, starring Jessica Chastain, earned $24 million in its first week of expanded nationwide play.

The horror spoof A Haunted House came in second place with $18.8 million.

Gangster Squad, the new mob period piece featuring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin and Sean Penn, nabbed third with $16.7 million.

Zero Dark Thirty Criticized By Acting CIA Director: “Not A Realistic Portrayal”

Truth rating: 10
(Columbia Pictures)

Zero Dark Thirty is generating controversy to go with its Oscar buzz.

The thriller about the years-long hunt for Osama bin Laden has drawn criticism by observers who believe it justifies the use of torture, and now acting CIA director Michael Morell has written a letter undermining the movie’s accuracy.

WATCH: Zero Dark Thirty Trailer Follows Hunt For Osama bin Laden

(Columbia Pictures)

TRAILER

Zero Dark Thirty, from The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow, tells the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

It stars Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong and Kyle Chandler.

The first teaser trailer has been released.

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