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Updated tale opens at No. 1

 

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters cooked up $19 million in its opening weekend. Paramount’s R-rated action film update on the classic fairytale starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton topped the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Other films opening over the weekend didn’t fare as well. The crime thriller Parker, starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez, debuted in fifth place with $7 million, while Relativity Media’s raunchy ensemble comedy Movie 43 opened in the seventh spot with $5 million.

Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian said it was the first time box-office grosses were down over last year after four up weekends.

Universal’s supernatural horror film Mama starring Jessica Chastain dropped to second place with $12.8 million in its second weekend.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, $19 million.

2. Mama, $12.8 million.

3. Silver Linings Playbook, $10 million.

4. Zero Dark Thirty, $9.8 million.

5. Parker, $7 million.

6. Django Unchained, $5 million.

7. Movie 43, $5 million.

8. Gangster Squad, $4.2 million.

9. Broken City, $4 million.

10. Les Miserables, $3.9 million.

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