Updated childhood classic "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" opened this weekend to a box office win. The Jeremy Renner film took the number one spot with $19 million across 3,372 theaters. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," which reinterprets Hansel and Gretel as fierce fighters of evil, took an early lead on Friday, making $6 million. The film earned a B CinemaScore and mixed reviews from critics.
Horror flick "Mama" continued its successful box office run, taking the number two spot. The Guillermo del Toro film made $12.9 million this weekend, across 2,682 theaters. "Mama" has made $48.6 million since its Jan. 18 release.
Oscar hopefuls "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" came in third and fourth, respectively. "Silver Linings Playbook," which stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, made $10 million across 2,641 theaters. The film, also featuring Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver, has made $69.5 million to date. "Zero Dark Thirty," starring Jessica Chastain, made $9.8 million across 2,929 theaters, bringing its domestic gross to $69.9 million. Both films are up for Best Picture, among other awards at this year's Oscars.
Crime thriller "Parker," starring Jennifer Lopez, completes this weekend's top five. The film saw a $7 million opening.
Despite its laundry list of Hollywood heavyweights, "Movie 43" made just $5 million on its opening weekend, keeping it out of the top five. The comedy stars Dennis Quaid, Seth MacFarlane, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Emma Stone, Richard Gere, Kate Bosworth, Jack McBrayer, Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Bell, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, and Uma Thurman, among others. This is particularly bad news for Butler, who adds to his streak of box-office blunders. His two films prior to "Movie 43," "Playing for Keeps" and "Chasing Mavericks," made $12.9 million and $6 million, respectively.