‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hunts down $24.4M at box office

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - “Zero Dark Thirty” nabbed the biggest haul at the weekend box office.

The controversial Osama bin Laden raid drama earned $24.4 in its first weekend in wide release.

The horror spoof “A Haunted House” and mobster drama “Gangster Squad” debuted in the second and third spots, respectively earning $18.1 million and $17 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Zero Dark Thirty,” Sony, $24,438,936, 2,937 locations, $8,321 average, $29,919,743, four weeks.

2. “A Haunted House,” Open Road Films, $18,101,682, 2,160 locations, $8,380 average, $18,101,682, one week.

3. “Gangster Squad,” Warner Bros., $17,070,347, 3,103 locations, $5,501 average, $17,070,347, one week.

4. “Django Unchained,” Weinstein Co., $11,040,485, 3,012 locations, $3,665 average, $125,374,607, three weeks.

5. “Les Miserables,” Universal, $9,644,465, 2,927 locations, $3,295 average, $118,723,185, three weeks.

6. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” Warner Bros., $9,168,431, 3,012 locations, $3,044 average, $278,212,618, five weeks.

7. “Lincoln,” Disney, $6,335,193, 2,027 locations, $3,125 average, $152,600,253, 10 weeks.

8. “Parental Guidance,” Fox, $6,088,838, 2,957 locations, $2,059 average, $60,639,142, three weeks.

9. “Texas Chainsaw 3-D,” Lionsgate, $5,279,245, 2,659 locations, $1,985 average, $30,880,985, two weeks.

10. “Silver Linings Playbook,” Weinstein Co., $5,018,527, 810 locations, $6,196 average, $41,324,232, nine weeks.

11. “Jack Reacher,” Paramount, $4,820,255, 2,707 locations, $1,781 average, $72,628,585, four weeks.

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