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

Catching up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches.

Rating: R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language

Length: 88 minutes

Released: January 25, 2013 Nationwide

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Renner, Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann, Peter Stormare

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Writer: Tommy Wirkola, Dante Harper

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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.

The 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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