26 January 2013 10:37 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters got off to a modest start on Friday, though that was good enough for first place at the start of a quiet weekend at the box office. Meanwhile, Parker had a poor debut even by star Jason Statham's low standards, while Movie 43 is officially on its way to becoming one of the year's biggest bombs. Hansel and Gretel opened to $6.025 million at 3,372 locations on Friday. That's a bit below last Summer's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter ($6.25 million), but above 2005's The Brothers Grimm ($5.2 million). The audience was 55 percent male and 57 percent were 25 years of age or older, and they awarded the movie a "B" CinemaScore (impressive, considering its Rotten Tomatoes score is currently 14 percent).For the weekend, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters should wind up in first place with between $15 and $17 million. Last weekend's winner Mama fell to second place with an estimated $3.8 million. »

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