20 January 2013 1:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As if doing battle like Best Actress Gladiators both Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence are all over the nation's theaters. They'll be horns locked for the next 5 weeks in the media, I'll bet. JLaw was joking about beating JChas to the Oscar on SNL -- too gently? -- but it was Jessica who won the box office. And twice over. The last time I remember that happening was Leonardo DiCaprio at Christmas 2002 I think (Gangs of New York and Catch Me If You Can?)  [Update: Sharp-eyed Tfe Reader Brian Z actually reminds us that it happened in 2011 too... also with Jessica Chastain for The Help and The Debt]

On a related side note: I just know I'm going to start calling them Jessica Lawrence and Jennifer Chastain before long; name slippage is coming!

Box Office Top Ten

01 Mama $28.1 *New* Jose likes the wig

02 Zero Dark Thirty  $17.6 (cum. $55.9) Top Ten List  

03 Silver Linings Playbook  $11.3 (cum. $55.3)  Beau's Review

04 Gangster Squad  $9.1 (cum $32.2) 

05 Broken City $9 *New* 

06 A Haunted House  $8.3  (cum. $29.9)

07 Django Unchained $8.2 (cum. $138.3) More on Django

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