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  • Today's News: Our Take - Box Office: Zero Dark Thirty Rises to No. 1, Beats Gangster Squad

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  • Gangster Squad | Photo Credits: Warner Bros.
    In its first week of wide release, Zero Dark Thirty skyrocketed from No. 16 to No. 1 to beat new entries A Haunted House and Gangster Squad.
    The military thriller, which earned five Oscar nominations, grossed an estimated $24 million, Box Office Mojo reports.  The scary movie spoof A Haunted House from Marlon Wayans scared up $18.1 million to take second place. Gangster Squad, starring Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn, grabbed $16.7 million to come in at No. 3.
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    In fourth place, Django Unchained drew $11 million. Les Miserables followed at No. 5 with $10.1 million.
    Earning $9 million, The Hobbit came in sixth place. Lincoln claimed the No. 7 spot with $6.3 million.
    Rounding out the top 10: Parental Guidance (No. 8, $6.1 million), Texas Chainsaw 3D (No. 9, $5.1 million) and Silver Linings Playbook (No. 10, $5 million).
    View original Box Office: Zero Dark Thirty Rises to No. 1, Beats Gangster Squad at TVGuide.com
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