Hansel and Gretel captivated Moviegoers

  • Hansel and Gretel cracked the $20 million mark on the weekend at multiplexes. The action-fantasy version of the fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters finished first on its weekend debut, earning an estimated $19 million. The second place went to last weekend’s box-office leader – the horror thriller, Mama as it took in $13 million. The weekend’s two other new mainstream releases were also placed in the top ten. Parker, the Jason Statham-Jennifer Lopez action thriller, finished fifth with $7 million, while the comedy, Movie 43, totaled $5 million for seventh place. But the overall industry-wide totals were below than a year ago.