20 January 2013 5:36 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Jessica Chastain dominated this week’s box office, securing the top two spots, while the other new releases flopped big time.

At number 1 this weekend is the horror film Mama (read our review) with $28 million. Starring the aforementioned Jessica Chastain, as well as Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Mama is director Andrés Muschietti’s feature length adaptation of his own short film, produced by Guillermo Del Toro.

The film was made for a reported $15 million, meaning it was already turning a profit (barring any outrageous marketing costs) by midday Saturday. And, as Texas Chainsaw 3D revealed, audiences in January love their horror films.

Coming in at number 2 is Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s procedural drama centered on the real-life hunt for Osama Bin Laden, with $17.6 million. Now at $55 ...

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