Jessica Chastain outmuscled Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mark Wahlberg over the weekend, topping the box office with her supernatural horror film "Mama" followed by her Oscar-nominated Osama bin Laden hunt thriller "Zero Dark Thirty." "Mama" opened well above expectations with $28.1 million, The Associated Press reports.

Chastain is nominated for the best actress Oscar for her role in "Zero Dark Thirty," which took in $17.6 million.

Top 10 earners

1. "Mama," $28.1 million

2. "Zero Dark Thirty," $17.6 million

3. "Silver Linings Playbook," $11.4 million

4. "Gangster Squad," $9.1 million

5. "Broken City," $9 million

6. "A Haunted House," $8.3 million

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7. "Django Unchained," $8.2 million

8. "Les Miserables," $7.8 million

9. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," $6.4 million

10. "The Last Stand," $6.3 million