Paramount's Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters took in $1.73 million on Tuesday to top the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The 3D action-horror film starring Jeremy Renner was up a solid 20 percent over Monday. Hansel and Gretel has grossed $22.85 million through five days of release, placing the film 28 percent ahead of the pace of 2005's The Brothers Grimm and 2.5 percent behind 2009's Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
The Weinstein Company's Silver Linings Playbook claimed remained in second place with $0.99 million. The Best Picture nominee starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence was up a very healthy 38 percent over Monday and down a very slim 1 percent from last Tuesday. Thanks in part to continuous awards buzz and strong word of mouth, Silver Linings Playbook topped the $70 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $70.61 million to date.
Sony's Zero Dark Thirty was up one spot and 22 percent over Monday to take third with $0.780 million. The Kathryn Bigelow directed Best Picture nominee was down 35 percent from last Tuesday. Zero Dark Thirty has grossed $71.22 million to date, placing it 20 percent ahead of 2007's The Bucket List and 29 percent behind 2008's Gran Torino at the same point in their domestic runs.
Universal's Mama fell one spot to place in fourth with $0.765 million. In the process, the PG-13 horror film starring Jessica Chastain surpassed the $50 million domestic mark yesterday. Mama was up just 8 percent over Monday, down a sizable 49 percent from last Tuesday and trailed Zero Dark Thirty by a slim $14,552 for the day.
Parker took in $0.705 million to round out Tuesday's top five. The FilmDistrict release starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez has grossed just $8.26 million through its first five days of release. That places the film more in line with the $9.37 million five-day start of last year's Safe than the $13.18 million five-day start of 2011's The Mechanic.