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'Zero Dark Thirty' Strikes at Box Office

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Director Kathryn Bigelow may have been snubbed by the Oscars but she got the last laugh this weekend, as her film "Zero Dark Thirty" earned an estimated $24 million according to Film.com to take the top spot at the box office.

That was enough to knock off the Marlon Wayans horror spoof "A Haunted House," which came in second with $18.8 million. "Gangster Squad," meanwhile, fizzled despite an all-star cast that includes Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, bringing in just $16.7 million for a disappointing third place finish.

For a complete rundown of this week's box office top ten, including figures for Oscar favorites "Lincoln," "Les Misérables" and "Django Unchained," head to Film.com.

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Film.com

Questions and Answers With Marlon Wayans

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Marlon Wayans comes from a family that is synonymous with comedy. The actor/writer/director/"model producer" (we'll get to that later) first struck comedic gold when he teamed up with his siblings 13 years ago for "Scary Movie," which laid the groundwork for a lucrative series (#5 drops in April).

"A Haunted House," in theaters Jan. 11, once again gets its kicks from  the horror/comedy combo. In the film, Wayans and Essence Atkins play a couple who discover some paranormal activity in their home, and what happens after they set up cameras around the house is ridonkulous.

We find out if Wayans has ever seen a ghost... and whose head he would like to poop on. Get More »

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Enter to Win a Spooky Cool 'A Haunted House' Giveaway

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Marlon Wayans and Cedric the Entertainer (and a whole mess of other funny people) walk into a haunted house — what could possibly go wrong?

Such is the premise of "A Haunted House," a scarily funny takeoff on modern horror movie tropes. The only actually scary thing in this movie may be how hard you laugh (sorry).

To celebrate the film's Friday release, we're giving you (yes, you!) some awesome swag. Because who needs more reason to party than a horror-comedy released in January?

Three lucky winners will each receive an "A Haunted House" poster signed by the film's stars, as well as an "A Haunted House" t-shirt.

To enter, just shoot us an email at NextMovie@MTV.com and include your name, address, birthdate and be sure to copy and paste the following statement:

"By sending this email, I accept and agree to: (1) the Official Rules of the 'A Haunted House' Giveaway and (2) MTV Networks’, a division of Viacom International Inc., Nextmovie.com Terms of Use and Privacy Policy."

The contest runs from now until 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Entrants must be at least 17 years old and reside in the U.S. Click here for complete rules and further details.

As an added bonus, all entrants will be signed up for the fun and useful BuzzCorn newsletter. As a BuzzCorn subscriber, you'll receive weekly updates on the hottest releases and loads more free s#!t from the world of movies.

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January Movie Math: Breaking Down the New Releases

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Ah, 2013. Breathe in that sweet, fresh, new year air. You're walking in a winter wonderland. Everything is new. A sense of possibility! A sense of having no clue what any of these January releases are about.

It's true: We've all been so wrapped up in hustling to see November and December's awards contenders before Hollywood's sparkliest posse gathers to repeatedly congratulate its members that we totally forgot that there are new movies coming out. "'Mama'? What's that?" you may think, puzzling over the coming soon roster. "Sounds sweet."

Gentle movie enthusiast, come with us. We'll guide you through January's new releases and show you the light, movie math style. Click ahead for our simple arithmetic breakdowns of the coming attractions.

(And for the record, "Mama" is not sweet. It's 98 percent likely to scare the living bejeezus out of you and undo whatever goodwill you may harbor toward Jessica Chastain after "The Help.") Get More »

Filed Under: Features Movie News

The Trailer for 'A Haunted House' Scares Up Some Laughs

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With "Paranormal Activity 4" arriving in theaters today, this seems like the perfect time for fans to also get their first look at the found footage horror movie spoof "A Haunted House."

And since Marlon Wayans is no dummy, that's exactly what we have right here, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies.

Hey, who says demonic possession can't be funny? Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Yahoo! Movies
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