Box Office January 18-20, 2013. Mama premiered in First Place at the box office over the weekend with $28.1 Million. Zero Dark Thirty was Second with $17.6 Million. Silver Linings Playbook was Third with $11.3 Million. Gangster Squad was Fourth with $9.1 Million. Broken City premiered in Fifth Place with $9 Million. A Haunted House, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and The Last Stand (which premiered this weekend) rounded out the top ten respectively.
Mama is a 2013 Spanish-Canadian horror film co-written and directed by Andres Muschietti starring Jessica Chastain. The film is produced by J. Miles Dale and Barbara Muschietti, with Guillermo del Toro serving as executive producer. It is based on Muschietti’s 2008 Spanish-language short film of the same name.
Broken City is a 2013 American crime film starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. The film is directed by Allen Hughes and written by Brian Tucker. Wahlberg stars as a police officer turned private investigator, and Crowe stars as the mayor of New York City who hires the investigator to investigate his wife.
The film is Hughes’s first solo directing effort; he collaborated with his brother Albert in previous films. He met Tucker in 2010 and learned about Tucker’s spec script, which had languished in development hell since Mandate Pictures attempted to produce a film in 2008. Under a partnership between Emmett/Furla Films and Regency Enterprises, Hughes began production in 2011 in New York City and Louisiana.
The Last Stand is a 2013 action film written by Andrew Knauer and directed by Kim Ji-woon. The film is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first leading role since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in 2003. This is the first American production for Kim Ji-woon and cinematographer Kim Ji-yong as well as composer Mowg.