‘Zero Dark Thirty’ tops US box office

Zero Dark Thirty has risen to top the US box office this weekend.

The Kathryn Bigelow-directed thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden jumped from 16th place to number one upon opening on wider release, grossing $24m.

Last weekend’s first place winner Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D was knocked down to number nine, earning $5.1m and bringing its total gross to $30.7m.

New movies A Haunted House and Gangster Squad debuted at second and third place, making $18.8m and $16.7m respectively.

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained slipped from number two to number four with $11m, while Les Misérables also fell one place to number five with $10.1m.

Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook rounds out the list at number ten.

The top ten in full (studio estimates):
1. (16) Zero Dark Thirty – $24 million
2. (-) A Haunted House – $18.817 million
3. (-) Gangster Squad – $16.710 million
4. (2) Django Unchained – $11.065 million
5. (4) Les Mis̩rables Р$10.127 million
6. (3) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $9.08 million
7. (8) Lincoln – $6.314 million
8. (5) Parental Guidance – $6.1 million
9. (1) Texas Chainsaw 3D – $5.150 million
10. (12) Silver Linings Playbook – $5 million