“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” cooked up $19 million in its opening weekend.
Jessica Chastain easily outmuscled Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mark Wahlberg over the weekend, topping the box office with both her supernatural horror film “Mama” and the Oscar-nominated Osama bin Laden hunt thriller “Zero Dark Thirty.”
“Argo” is in big with the Golden Globes, but not so much with the Academy Awards. “Lincoln” is sitting pretty with the Oscars but was mostly left out in the cold at the Globes.
“Zero Dark Thirty” hunted down the top spot at the box office — and easily won it. Sony Pictures’ Osama bin Laden raid drama nabbed first place with $24 million in its first weekend in wide release, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Hours after a surprise snub in Academy Award nominations, Ben Affleck won best director and his film “Argo” was named best picture at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
Steven Spielberg has matched his personal best at the Academy Awards: 12 nominations for his Civil War saga “Lincoln,” including best picture, director and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.