Jessica Chastain’s ‘Mama’ Tops Box Office With $28.1M

The new thriller beat ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ for top spot, while Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest flopped.

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Jessica Chastain beat herself at the box office this weekend.

Her new thriller, Mama, grossed more than $28 million over the weekend to take top spot at the box office, and it’s far from being done as Martin Luther King day approaches.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Guillermo del Toro picture is projected to wrap up the holiday weekend with at least $33.2 million.

Chastain’s other box office giant, Zero Dark Thirty, took second place with $17.6 million, while Silver Linings Playbook grossed $11.4 million round out the top three.

Moviegoers weren’t as kind to new releases from Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Broken City, a crime thriller starring Wahlberg and Crowe, finished the weekend in fifth place, with some $9 million in ticket sales.

 

But perhaps the biggest disappointment belonged to the former Governator. Starring in his first leading role in nearly a decade, Schwarzenegger’s action film The Last Stand came in dead last (10th place), with a mere $6.3 million.

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