The much-buzzed about terrorism thriller Zero Dark Thirty attracted the most people to the box office over the weekend, bringing in $24 million in U.S. earnings.
Sony's controversial drama about the raid that captured Osama bin Laden is nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Best Actress for Jessica Chastain, who plays a CIA operative.
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Horror spoof flick A Haunted House debuted in second place with $18.8 million, while the mob drama Gangster Squad -- starring Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling -- followed in third $16.7 million.
Rounding out the top five were Quentin Tarantinio's Django Unchained in fourth place with $11 million, followed by the musical Les Miserables, which earned $10.1 million.
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