'Zero Dark Thirty' Turns Political Firestorm Into $24M Box-Office Triumph

"Zero Dark Thirty," fueled by a firestorm of criticism and five Academy Award nominations, captured the top spot at the domestic box office Sunday with $24 million in its nationwide expansion over the weekend.

It easily beat out the weekend's two debuting movies, the horror spoof "A Haunted House," which finished second with $18.8 million, and Warner Bros.' star-studded "Gangster Squad," which was third with a disappointing $16.7 million.



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