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Despite controversy, 'Zero Dark Thirty' soars in limited release
Despite controversy, 'Zero Dark Thirty' soars in limited release

The backlash in Washington over "Zero Dark Thirty" didn't reach the box office, as Kathryn Bigelow's CIA thriller got off to an excellent start in limited release. Playing in five theaters, the film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden grossed $410,000 over the weekend, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures. That amounts to a robust per-theater average of $82,000 -- the fourth highest of the year for a movie in limited release, behind "The Master," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Lincoln." The movie, which Sony opened Wednesday in an effort to spread positive word of mouth about the picture before the crowded weekend, has now...

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