Horror Film "Mama" Hits #1 At Box Office

MamaAccording to Rentrak, people preferred to be scared this weekend at the movie theaters.Mama, directed by Andres Muschietti and produced byGuillermo 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

Gangster Squad - Warner Bros. - $9.1M

Broken City - 20th Century Fox - $9.0M

Haunted House, A - Open Road - $8.3M

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