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Chastain films take top 2 spots at box office

Thursday, 1 January, 1970, 05:30

Jessica Chastain easily outmuscled Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mark Wahlberg over the weekend, topping the box office with both her supernatural horror film Mama and the Oscar-nominated Osama bin Laden hunt thriller Zero Dark Thirty. Mama opened well above expectations with a box-office topping $28.1 million for Universal Pictures, according to studio estimates Sunday. Chastain also held the second spot with Zero Dark Thirty, for which she's nominated by the Academy Awards for best actress. In its second week of wide release, Zero Dark Thirty took in $17.6 million. The top five movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

Box-office top 5

1 Mama

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Universal Pictures Ticket sales: $28.1 million

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2 Zero Dark Thirty

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Columbia Pictures Ticket sales: $17.6 million. ($770,000 international.)

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3 Silver Linings Playbook

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Trade Facts : Presented by: The Weinstein Company Ticket sales: $11.4 million. ($700,000 international.)

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4 Gangster Squad

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Warner Bros. Total collection: $9.1 million. ($5.7 million international.)

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5 Broken City

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Ticket sales: $9 million

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Courtesy : Associated Press

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