HANSEL AND GRETEL Takes Tepid Weekend Box Office with $19M

HANSEL AND GRETEL Takes Tepid Weekend Box Office with $19MAs reported yesterday by BWW Movies World, this weekend didn't turn out so hot for the domestic box office. All three films that opened this week - HANSEL AND GRETEL, PARKER, and MOVIE 43 - missed their projections.

The gorey fairytale spin, HANSEL AND GRETEL, with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, however, took the weekend top-spot with $19M. Paramount and MGM had originally hoped for $25 million.

MAMA, starring Jessica Chastain and produced by Guillermo Del Toro, took the second spot with an additional $12.8 million, bumping its total up to $48.6M. The horror film came in first last weekend.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, riding on the back of its Oscar buzz, came in third with $10M, raising its domestic total to $69M. Another Academy Award contender, ZERO DARK THIRTY, came in fourth with $9.8M.

Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez's new film, PARKER, absolutely undershot projections. It took in $7 million and rounded out the top five. FilmDistrict adjusted their prediction for the film on Saturday morning from $10 million to $6m, after PARKER grossed just $2.1 million on Friday night.

Finally, the critically-panned ensemble MOVIE 43 - the latest eye-rolling endeavor from Peter Farrelly - grossed $5 million, taking the seventh place on the weekend box office board.

Rentrak announced the box office rankings for this weekend (Jan 25-27). Check out the 10 below:

1) Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters, Paramount
This Weekend: $19,000,000; Total: $19,000,000
2) Mama, Universal
This Weekend: $12,860,190; Total: $48,647,630
3) Silver Linings Playbook, The Weinstein Company
This Weekend: $10,000,000; Total: $69,464,627
4) Zero Dark Thirty, Sony
This Weekend: $9,800,000; Total: $69,903,847
5) Parker, FilmDistrict
This Weekend: $7,000,000; Total: $7,000,000
6) Django Unchained, The Weinstein Company
This Weekend: $5,005,000; Total: $146,294,826
7) Movie 43, Relativity Media
This Weekend: $5,000,000; Total: $5,000,000
8) Gangster Squad, Warner Bros.
This Weekend: $4,200,000; Total: $39,646,867
9) Broken City, 20th Century Fox
This Weekend: $4,000,000; Total: $15,269,989
10) Les Miserables, Universal
This Weekend: $3,911,700; Total: $137,236,850