“Gangster Squad” came in 3rd after “Zero Dark Thirty” and “A Haunted Hause” during it’s opening weekend.
Heading into the weekend, tracking had suggested that Zero Dark Thirty would end up in a close race with Warner Bros.’ period mob pic Gangster Squad, but in a surprise twist, the star-studded new film was beaten both by Zero Dark Thirty and horror spoof A Haunted House.
1. Zero Dark Thirty, 4/2,937, Sony/Annapurna, $24 million, $29.5 million.
2. A Haunted House, 1/2,160, Open Road Films/IM Global, $18.8 million.
3. Gangster Squad, 1/3,103, Warner Bros., $16.7 million.