Fresh Box Office Faces

Are we ready for a change? The holidays are over, winter has taken the stage and the box office landscape is putting on a fresh face, with new films winning the top three spots. This week, the box office spoke louder than Oscar, as Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama Bin Laden assassination drama, Zero Dark Thirty, which expanded from 60 to 2, 937 theaters on Friday, finished first with $24 million. Despite poor reviews, moviegoers were not disturbed in the least by Haunted House, placing the horror spoof at #2 with $18.8 million. Hot on their haunted heels, the long-awaited crime drama Gangster Squad took no prisoners, coming in at # 3 with $16.7 million. Welcoming the newbies and rounding out the Top 5 were the two films released on Christmas Day currently basking in the Oscar love, Django Unchained, freely wandering at the #4 spot with $11 million and Les Miserable, happily residing at #5 with $10.1 million. 

Can’t decide between Gangsters and gangs of the miserable, musical kind?

Bin Laden or a brother Wayan? Don’t worry, there’s time during this season of accolades and awards to see them all!

From seaside days to starry nights, may your week offer as much variety as our latest films…

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