'Zero Dark Thirty' Passes $30 Million Mark on Monday

on January 15, 2013 by Daniel Garris
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Sony's Zero Dark Thirty grossed $2.30 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. On the heels of Jessica Chastain's Golden Globe win for Best Actress in a Drama, Zero Dark Thirty fell 62 percent from Sunday. That represented one of the day's better daily holds among wide releases, as Monday's daily declines in general were softened for Golden Globe winning films. Zero Dark Thirty topped the $30 million mark on Monday and has now grossed $32.22 million to date.

Warner's Gangster Squad took second for the day with $1.51 million. The crime film featuring Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone fell 64 percent from Sunday. After experiencing a surprising Saturday decline, Gangster Squad has rebounded on Sunday and Monday. Gangster Squad has grossed $18.58 million through four days of release. That is slightly below expectations and places the film 8 percent behind the $20.26 million four-day start of last year's Red Tails.

After experiencing a sharper than expected decline over the weekend, The Weinstein Company's Django Unchained appears to already be re-stabilizing. With the aid of Golden Globe wins for Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz) and Best Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino), Django Unchained was down just 59 percent from Sunday to take third on Monday with $1.22 million. The three-week total for Django Unchained stands at $126.59 million.

Open Road's A Haunted House placed in fourth on Monday with $0.98 million. The R-rated horror comedy starring Marlon Wayans was down 74 percent from Sunday. A Haunted House has grossed $19.08 million in four days, which is on the high end of pre-release expectations and represents a healthy performance with the film's limited cost in mind.

Universal's Les Misérables rounded out the day's top five with $0.88 million. The Golden Globe winner for Best Musical or Comedy and Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway) fell 66 percent from Sunday. That did represent the day's poorest daily percentage hold among major Golden Globe winners, as many awards watchers have clearly already seen Les Misérables. The three-week total for Les Misérables stands at $119.60 million.

Monday grosses for other major Golden Globe winners included $0.62 million for Lincoln (down 64 percent from Sunday), $0.58 million for Silver Linings Playbook (down 57 percent) and $0.21 million for Argo (down 37 percent). Respective current total grosses stand at $153.22 million for Lincoln, $111.87 million for Argo and at $41.91 million for Silver Linings Playbook (which will expand into wide release on Friday).

Tags: Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, Les Miserables, A Haunted House, Django Unchained, Gangster Squad, Zero Dark Thirty
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