- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - Arnold Schwarzenegger’s post-governorship comeback fizzled at the box office, as his “The Last Stand” earned just $7.2 million over the three-day holiday weekend.

Instead, the Jessica Chastain horror film “Mama” surpassed expectations with a chart-topping $32.1 million opening from Friday through Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In its second week of wide release, the Osama bin Laden hunt thriller “Zero Dark Thirty” slid to the second spot with $18.6 million, meaning Chastain-led films held the top two spots.

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. “Mama,” Universal, $32,147,815, 2,647 locations, $12,145 average, $32,147,815, one week.

2. “Zero Dark Thirty,” Sony, $18,600,381, 2,946 locations, $6,314 average, $56,945,138, five weeks.

3. “Silver Linings Playbook,” Weinstein Co., $12,740,379, 2,523 locations, $5,050 average, $56,699,649, 10 weeks.

4. “Gangster Squad,” Warner Bros., $10,128,178, 3,103 locations, $3,264 average, $33,238,238, two weeks.

5. “A Haunted House,” Open Road Films, $9,472,030, 2,160 locations, $4,385 average, $31,085,207, two weeks.

6. “Broken City,” Fox, $9,459,459, 2,620 locations, $3,610 average, $9,459,459, one week.

7. “Django Unchained,” Weinstein Co., $9,216,113, 2,516 locations, $3,663 average, $139,334,848, four weeks.

8. “Les Miserables,” Universal, $9,013,605, 2,579 locations, $3,495 average, $131,571,625, four weeks.

9. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” Warner Bros., $7,623,310, 2,323 locations, $3,282 average, $288,613,051, six weeks.

10. “The Last Stand,” Lionsgate, $7,213,327, 2,913 locations, $2,476 average, $7,213,327, one week.

11. “Lincoln,” Disney, $6,678,228, 2,174 locations, $3,072 average, $161,814,307, 11 weeks.

12. “Parental Guidance,” Fox, $5,632,836, 2,337 locations, $2,410 average, $67,657,990, four weeks.

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