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Chastain Double Feature Dominates Weekend Box Office

Jessica Chastain in 'Zero Dark Thirty'. (Credit: Sony Pictures)

Jessica Chastain in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’. (Credit: Sony Pictures)

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By Bill Wine

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It was Jessica Chastain weekend at the movies.

The new horror thriller, Mama, featuring Chastain, took the box office crown on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $28 million.

In second place was the Oscar-nominated hunt-for-bin-Laden docu-drama, Zero Dark Thirty, which also stars Oscar nominee Chastain and which took in just over $17 million.

Third was the Oscar-nominated holdover, Silver Linings Playbook, with $11 million.

The weekend’s other two new releases also placed in the top ten.

Broken City, the thriller with Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, earned $9 million, good for fifth place, while The Last Stand, the action thriller welcoming back Arnold Schwarzenegger to movie stardom, was tenth with $6 million.

Overall, industry-wide totals were slightly ahead of those on the counterpart weekend a year ago.

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