Zero Dark Thirty' captures No. 1 at box office

Monday, 14 January 2013 - 19:58



"Zero Dark Thirty" hunted down the top spot at the box office — and easily won it.


Sony Pictures' controversial Osama bin Laden raid drama nabbed first place with 24 million dollars in its first weekend in wide release.


The film, which opened in a limited run last month, earned five Oscar nominations last week, including best picture, original screenplay and actress for Jessica Chastain as a dogged CIA operative.


Open Road Films' horror parody "A Haunted House" starring Marlon Wayans debuted in second place with a solid 18.8 million dollars.