Monday, January 21, 2013

'Mama' dominates weekend box office

We’re always extra happy when a movie about the paranormal does well at the box office, especially when it’s number one. The Guillermo del Toro-produced film Mama not only dominated this holiday weekend’s box office, it also took on such heavyweights as Mark Wahlberg (Broken City) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Last Stand).

Mama was made for a mere $15 million and it is projected to make $33 million through Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The PG-13 rating and original story probably didn’t hurt either and it drew a large female audience.

Mama is the tale of Victoria and Lily, two young girls who were left abandoned in a cabin in the woods and raised by a mysterious presence until found 5 years later. Their uncle and his girlfriend fight to raise them and provide them with a normal life, but the creepy presence just can’t seem to let them go.

Were you a contributor to Mama this past weekend? What did you think? Were you sufficiently scared, did you cry, or both?

-Larissa Mrykalo

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