So far, Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow's film has earned plaudits, four Oscar nominations, anti-torture screeds, and a respectable box-office ranking, given its previously limited release. But, now that it's in theaters nationwide, ZDT is in first place, having brought in $24 million weekend. (Interesting tidbit: ZDT's "#1 theater in the country Friday," reports Deadline, "was just minutes from CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA.") R-rated comedy A Haunted House came in second, with $18.8 million, while the Ryan Gosling-Sean Penn-Emma Stone feature Gangster Squad underperformed with less than $17 million. Wrapping up the top five are Django Unchained and Les Misérables, which no doubt got a boost form its whopping eight Oscar nods.
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