Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters grossed $1.43 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. Paramount's 3D action-horror film was down 73 percent from Sunday. That decline, combined with the film's strong daily holds over the weekend, suggests that grosses for Hansel and Gretel will skew quite heavily towards weekends for an R rated film. Hansel and Gretel topped the $20 million mark yesterday and has grossed $21.13 million in four days. That places the film 28 percent ahead of the pace of 2005's The Brothers Grimm and 5 percent behind 2009's Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
The Weinstein Company's Silver Linings Playbook claimed second place with $0.714 million. The Best Picture nominee starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence outpaced Universal's Mama by a very slim $3,748 for the day. Silver Linings Playbook was down 72 percent from Sunday and down 64 percent from last Monday's Martin Luther King holiday performance. With a current total domestic gross of $69.62 million, Silver Linings Playbook is set to clear the $70 million mark today.
Mama placed in third on Monday with $0.711 million. The PG-13 horror film starring Jessica Chastain fell 76 percent from Sunday and 81 percent from last Monday. Mama has grossed a stronger than expected $49.59 million in eleven days and is set to surpass the $50 million mark today. Mama is currently running 29 percent ahead of the pace of 2009's My Bloody Valentine 3D.
Sony's Zero Dark Thirty grossed $0.64 million to take fourth place and in the process topped the $70 million mark. The Kathryn Bigelow directed Best Picture nominee has grossed $70.44 million to date domestically. Zero Dark Thirty was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 77 percent from last Monday.
Parker rounded out Monday's top five with $0.54 million. The FilmDistrict release starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez has grossed just $7.55 million through its first four days of release. However, that still places it ahead of Relativity's Movie 43. The ensemble low-budget comedy has grossed $5.14 million in four days after taking in just $0.33 million on Monday (which placed it in ninth for the day and represented a 68 percent decline from Sunday).