21 January 2013 6:01 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

It's becoming increasingly clear that January is a great month to release scary movies as yet another horror flick exceeded expectations to dominate the box office this past weekend. The Guillermo del Toro-produced Mama debuted with $28 million, which is even more than Texas Chainsaw 3D made a couple of weeks ago, although this one had a PG-13 rating. Zero Dark Thirty fell to #2, putting Jessica Chastain in the top two movies in the U.S. currently. Meanwhile Silver Linings Playbook jumped to #3 after expanding to more theatres, and Gangster Squad and Broken City rounded out the top 5. As for Arnold Schwarzenegger, his return to the big screen was not so triumphant as The Last Stand just barely cracked the top 10 in its opening weekend, earning just $6.3 million. Perhaps '80s action stars really do have an expiration date after all. Why do you think The Last Stand tanked? 1. Mama »

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