Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (Paramount/Alex J. Berliner/AB Images)Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters took out the box office competition to debut at the #1 spot.  Starring Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner, the adventure flick grossed $19 million, easily besting second place finisher Mama ($12.8 million).  Budgeted at $21 million, the acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook took in $10 million for third place and an overall domestic take of $69.5 million.  The Jason Statham feature Parker had a miserable weekend opening, taking in just $7 million and sputtering to fifth place, with the comedy misfire Movie 43 laying an egg with $5 million and a weak seventh place result.

Here is this weekend’s top 10:

1.  Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters – $19 million.  To hear Gemma Arterton talk about playing Gretel, click on the media bar below:

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2.  Mama – The Jessica Chastain horror flick has another solid showing in its second weekend.  $12.8 million

3. Silver Linings Playbook – $10 million

4.  Zero Dark Thirty – $9.8 million. Domestic totals: $69.9 million.

5.  Parker – With another disappointing weekend opening, the jury’s out on Jason Statham’s continued box office potential.  $7 million

6.  Django UnchainedQuentin Tarantino’s latest has made over $146 million domestically.  This weekend, it made $5 million.

7.  Movie 43 – An A-list cast (including Kate Winslet and Emma Stone) couldn’t save the $5 million result. Although budgeted at just $6 million, the comedy struck out over the weekend.

8.  Gangster Squad – With a $60 million budget, this wannabe Los Angeles film noir is a turkey, as it made just $4.2 million and has a domestic grand total of $39.65 to date.

9.  Broken City – The Mark Wahlberg/Russell Crowe thriller made $4 million and is one of January’s box office disappointments.

10.  Les Miserables – $3.9 million and Oscar odds are on Anne Hathaway to win for Best Supporting Actress.

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