Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" is off to a spectacular start at the box office.
An Oscar front-runner, Sony's tale of the manhunt for Osama bin Laden brought in $410,000 from five screens in New York and Los Angeles over the weekend. That's a whopping $82,000 per screen, by far the best of any film in release.
New York's Lincoln Square theater was the top site for "Zero Dark Thirty" with more than $41,000 on Saturday. Hollywood's Arclight Cinema was next with $36,000.
The film has taken in $639,000 since debuting on Wednesday.