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'Mama' Terminates Arnold's 'Last Stand' — Here's Your Box-Office Roundup


jessica chastain mamaYou may need to do a double take to realize Jessica Chastain was in not one, but two of the weekend's highest-grossing films.

Nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in Osama Bin Laden flick, "Zero Dark Thirty," Chastain also appeared nearly unrecognizable in Guillermo del Toro's latest horror film "Mama" with a short black bob.

Both films stole the box office weekend away from Arnold Schwarzenegger's newest film "The Last Stand" and Mark Wahlberg's "Broken City."

"The Last Stand" ended up becoming Schwarzenegger's lowest opening at theaters since "Junior" released in 1994. 

Out of the top ten this week are "Lincoln" after ten weeks at the top of the list, "Parental Guidance," and "Texas Chainsaw 3D" which has all but disappeared from the box-office line up after three weeks.

Here are this weekends winners and losers at the box office:

10. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" earns another $6.2 million in week six. The first of the new trilogy has managed to take in more than $900 million worldwide. 

9. Schwarzenegger does better with numbers in "The Expendables." The $6.3 million intake for "The Last Stand," also featuring Johnny Knoxville and Forest Whitaker, was low considering the estimated $30 million it cost to produce. This may be a sign of how Sylvester Stallone's "Bullet to the Head" shall do when it debuts February 1. 

8. "Les Misérables" almost drops out of the top ten this week with $7.5 million. The film is doing nearly as well overseas as it is at home ($130.4 million vs. $115.1 million).  

7. The first of two Weinstein Company films in the top ten, "Django Unchained" earned $7.8 million. The film earned nearly $50 million in its foreign release this weekend bringing its worldwide gross to $187.8 million. 

6. The only other "scary" movie to stay in the top ten is Marlon Wayans' "A Haunted House" with $8.1 million. It cost a lowly estimated $2.5 million to make the successful farce which has earned just about $30 million at theaters so far. 

5. "Broken City" fell apart at theaters for Mark Wahlberg earning $8.6 million. It's not too surprising though as there has been more press and promos for his April film "Pain & Gain" with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson lately. Wahlberg hasn't seen an opening this low since 2007's "We Own The Night" which earned $10.8 million. The film cost an estimated $35 million to produce. 

4. "Gangster Squad" takes a hit in week two dropping nearly 50 percent with $8.7 million. The film has now earned $52.4 million worldwide of its estimated $60 million budget. 

3. Now in more than 2,500 theaters, "Silver Linings Playbook" has managed to take in its biggest weekend yet with $10.8 million. The Weinstein Company film has now earned $55.3 million since its initial November 2012 release. 

2. "Zero Dark Thirty" continues to perform well with $15.8 million in its second wide-release weekend. The controversial film has now earned $59 million worldwide after costing an estimated $40 million to make.  

1. Jessica Chastain has two box-office winners this weekend. Horror film "Mama" earned $28.5 million for Universal over the holiday weekend ($33.4 for the four-day weekend). For comparison, that's nearly as much as producer Guillermo del Toro's last scare "Pan's Labyrinth" earned domestically ($37.6 million). 

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