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Monday January 28, 2013 06:32

Movie based on Grimm fairy tale tops weekend ticket sales

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Washington (dpa) – Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters was the top movie in North American cinemas over the weekend, taking in an estimated 19 million dollars in ticket sales, the website Box Office Mojo reported Sunday.

The movie, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, debuted on Friday. It is a retelling of the classic fairy tale in which the siblings are not innocent children who get lost in the woods, but bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world.

Last weekend’s top movie, Mama, fell to second place with an estimated 12.8 million dollars in ticket sales over the Friday-Sunday period – a 55 per cent decline. Silver Linings Playbook remained in third place with 10 million dollars, Box Office Mojo reported, citing studio estimates.

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