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Sunday, January 27, 2013

'Hansel & Gretel' win weekend box office

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," $19 million ($25 million international).
2. "Mama," $12.8 million. (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: Luke-warm 'Mama' gets good performances from Chastain and others, ultimately shows us too much)
3. "Silver Linings Playbook," $10 million ($3 million international). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire: Charming 'Silver Linings Playbook' has great performances from Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence)
4. "Zero Dark Thirty," $9.8 million ($3.6 million international). (Review by Meszoros: Bin Laden hunted in 'Zero Dark Thirty,' one of year's best films)
5. "Parker," $7 million. (Review by Lemire: Statham does is thing in rather perfunctory 'Parker')
6. "Django Unchained," $5 million ($42.9 million international). (Review by Meszoros: With fun, vulgar and violent 'Django Unchained,' Waltz, Tarantino again a terrific tandem)
7. "Movie 43," $5 million ($2.8 million international).
8. "Gangster Squad," $4.2 million ($6.8 million international). (Review by Meszoros: 'Gangster Squad' gets the job done, if sloppily)
9. "Broken City," $4 million ($500,000 international). (Review by Lemire: Damaged 'Broken City' has Wahlberg, Crowe, Zeta-Jones collecting paychecks)
10. "Les Miserables," $3.9 million ($14 million international). (Review by Meszoros: Director, female stars make 'Les Miserables' a winning adaptation)

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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