Sony's Zero Dark Thirty rounded out its first week of wide release with a first place take of $1.83 million on Thursday. The Kathryn Bigelow directed Best Picture nominee was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday's performance. Zero Dark Thirty was the week's top film with a weekly take of $32.86 million and has now grossed $38.34 million to date. Zero Dark Thirty is currently running 39 percent ahead of the pace of 2007's The Bucket List and 25 percent behind the pace of 2008's Gran Torino at the same point in their respective runs.
Gangster Squad grossed $1.29 million to hold steady in second place. Warner's ensemble crime film was down 5 percent from Thursday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. After stabilizing for a few days beginning on Sunday, Gangster Squad has started to lose major momentum again over the past two days. Gangster Squad finished in second place for the week with $23.11 million. That was on the lower end of expectations and places the film 1 percent behind the $23.38 million one-week start of last year's Red Tails.
Best Picture nominees Django Unchained and Les Misérables continued to claim third and fourth place respectively on Thursday. The Weinstein Company's Django Unchained was down 3 percent from Wednesday to gross $1.05 million, while Les Misérables was up a healthy 8 percent to gross $0.95 million. For the week, Django Unchained took fourth with $15.78 million and Les Misérables finished in fifth with $13.48 million. Respective 24-day totals for the Christmas Day releases stand at $130.12 million for Django Unchained and at $122.56 million for Les Misérables.
Open Road's A Haunted House grossed $0.78 million to round out the day's unchanged top five. The horror comedy starring Marlon Wayans was up 1 percent over Wednesday. A Haunted House grossed $21.61 million in its first seven days of release. That was towards the higher end of expectations and placed the film in third for the week. A Haunted House will hope to pick back up over the weekend, in part from being much more of a weekend film than a weekday film.