‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Captures Weekend Box Office
FROM MTV NEWS
The story of this past weekend’s box office breaks down to simple arithmetic.
Controversy + Oscar nominations = $$$
Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden drama, “Zero Dark Thiry,” expanded to nearly 3,000 screens after generating buzz on a limited release and just one day after scoring five Oscar nominations. The movie, which stars Jessica Chastain as a dedicated CIA analyst, easily took the top spot at the box office, beating out newcomers “A Haunted House” and “Gangster Squad” with $24 million.
It took just one weekend of a wide release for “Zero Dark Thirty” to overtake…
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