“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” led a slow weekend at the box office. The film, which stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton earned $19 million, which was a little below expectations. “Mama” took second place with $12.8 million while “Silver Linings Playbook” starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper earned $10 million in third. “Zero Dark Thirty” took fourth place. Obviously that means “Parker”, starring Jason Statham and “Movie 43”, which starred Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kristen Bell, Emma Stones, Christopher MIntz-Plasse, Dennis Quaid, Anna Faris , Gerard Butler and more tanked. The former earned $7 million while the latter earned just more than $5 million. I’d say that this was all of their “Norbit”, but remember “Norbit” was financially successful.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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