Horror thriller ‘Mama’ scared up more than $28.4 million at the box office over Martin Luther King weekend and easily spooked the other two newcomers, ‘Broken City’ and ‘The Last Stand,’ according to industry figures released Monday.
While ‘Mama’ dominated at theaters, crime thriller ‘Broken City’ ($8.2M), starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, opened a disappointing fifth, and Arnold Schwarzenegger action film ‘The Last Stand’ ($6.1M) bombed, finishing ninth.
Romantic dramedy ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ ($10.7M) jumped to third in its 10th week after expanding nationwide.
Action mob drama ‘Gangster Squad’ ($8.6M) slipped a notch to No. 4 in its second week.
Comedy spoof ‘A Haunted House’ ($8.1M) fell from second to sixth in its second week.
Christmas holdovers Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ ($7.7M) and musical ‘Les Miserables’ ($7.5M) each dropped three slots to fill the seventh and eighth spots.
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ ($6.1M) rounded out the top 10, tumbling from No. 6 in its sixth week.