'Hansel & Gretel' fetches No. 1 at box office

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LOS ANGELES - "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" cooked up $19 million in its opening weekend.

The action film update on the classic children's tale starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton topped the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. T

he supernatural horror film "Mama" starring Jessica Chastain landed in second place with $12.8 million in its second weekend.

Academy Awards contender "Sliver Linings Playbook" featuring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence came in third place with $10 million.

The action film "Parker" starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez opened in fifth place with $7 million, while the raunchy comedy "Movie 43" debuted in the seventh spot with $5 million.

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