LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Zero Dark Thirty" nabbed the biggest haul at the weekend box office.
The controversial Osama bin Laden raid drama earned $24.4 in its first weekend in wide release.
The horror spoof "A Haunted House" and mobster drama "Gangster Squad" debuted in the second and third spots, respectively earning $18.1 million and $17 million.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:
1. "Zero Dark Thirty," Sony, $24,438,936, 2,937 locations, $8,321 average, $29,919,743, four weeks.
2. "A Haunted House," Open Road Films, $18,101,682, 2,160 locations, $8,380 average, $18,101,682, one week.
3. "Gangster Squad," Warner Bros., $17,070,347, 3,103 locations, $5,501 average, $17,070,347, one week.
20. "Rise of the Guardians," Paramount, $1,065,307, 905 locations, $1,177 average, $98,750,400, eight weeks.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.