According to Rentrak, people preferred to be scared this weekend at the movie theaters. Mama, directed by Andres Muschietti and produced by Guillermo del Toro took the number 1 spot at the box office (1/18 – 1/20). Coincidentally, Jessica Chastain stars in the #1 and #2 money-makers this past weekend. It wasn’t a great opening for 20th Century Fox’s “Broken City” starring Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg as they slipped into #5 behind “Silver Linings,” which has already been in theaters for a good part of the winter.
Mama – Universal – $28.1M
Zero Dark Thirty – Sony – $17.6M
Silver Linings Playbook – The Weinstein Company – $11.4M
Broken City – 20th Century Fox – $9.0M
Haunted House, A – Open Road – $8.3M