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This film image released by Universal Pictures shows Megan Charpentier scene from 'Mama.' (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

This film image released by Universal Pictures shows Megan Charpentier in a scene from "Mama." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters (in millions):

1. Mama $28.1

2. Zero Dark Thirty $17.6

3. Silver Linings Playbook $11.4

4. Gangster Squad $9.1

5. Broken City $9

6. A Haunted House $8.3

7. Django Unchained $8.2

8. Les Miserables $7.8

9. The Hobbit $6.4

10. The Last Stand $6.3

Hollywood.com

Updated: February 22, 2013 6:28AM



Jessica Chastain easily outmuscled Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mark Wahlberg over the weekend, topping the box office with both her horror film “Mama” and the Osama bin Laden hunt thriller “Zero Dark Thirty.”

“Mama” opened well above expectations $28.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Chastain also held the second spot with “Zero Dark Thirty,” for which she’s nominated for the best actress Oscar.

Schwarzenegger’s action flick “The Last Stand” opened with just $6.3 million, one of the worst debuts for the 65-year-old star, and Wahlberg’s “Broken City” didn’t fare much better.

AP



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