‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Tops Box Office With $24.5M

The Oscar-nominated film beat “A Haunted House” and Ryan Gosling’s “Gangster Squad” for the weekend spot.

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Kathryn Bigelow and Sony Pictures can celebrate a win ahead of Sunday’s Golden Globes, as Zero Dark Thirty grossed more than $24 million on the weekend to take top spot at the box office.

The thriller, released four weeks ago, opened nationwide in nearly 3,000 theaters, bringing its domestic total so far to $29.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

A Haunted House, the comedy horror spoof starring Marlon Wayans, raked in $18.8 million while Ryan Gosling’s Gangster Squad was close behind with $16.7 million.

Django Unchained and Les Miserables rounded out the top five at the box office.

Zero Dark Thirty, one of the most controversial and talked about films this awards season, received five Academy Award nominations earlier this week, including Jessica Chastain for Best Actress.

While Bigelow was snubbed by the Academy in the directing category, the 61-year-old has a chance to take home a Golden Globe on Sunday.

She’s up for best director against a group of males: Ben Affleck for Argo, Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained, Ang Lee for Life of Pi and Steven Spielberg for Lincoln.

The film is also nominated for three other Golden Globes, including Best Picture -- Drama.

The 70th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be handed out live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The pre-show will start at 4PM Pacific.

Have you seen ‘Zero Dark Thirty?’ How do you think it will perform during awards season? Weigh in below.

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