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"Zero Dark Thirty" roared out of the gate in its nationwide expansion Friday, taking in $9 million. That puts Sony's controversial drama on pace to easily win the weekend box office race with $25 million. It was running safely ahead of the weekend's two debuting movies, Warner Bros.' star-studded "Gangster Squad" and the horror spoof "A Haunted House," the two R-rated films in a battle for No. 2. The period mob drama opened to $6.6 million from 3,103 theaters and is looking at a roughly $19 million weekend, just under analysts' »

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