Today's News: Our Take - Box Office: Melissa McCarthy Gets Last Laugh As Identity Thief Steals the Weekend
Identity Thief, which stars Jason Bateman as the victim of McCarthy's (yep) identity thief, opened in first place by a landslide, earning $36.6 million over the weekend despite a severe winter storm that caused several movie theaters in the Northeast to close temporarily, Box Office Mojo reports.
Coming in second was the zombie love story Warm Bodies, with $11.5 million, a nearly 45 percent drop from its opening last weekend.
Steven Soderbergh's new film, Side Effects, had a modest showing in its first weekend, earning $10 million.
Oscar nominee Silver Linings Playbook continued its strong showing, dropping 10 percent from the previous weekend but still coming in fourth with $6.9 million. Taking fifth and sixth place were Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters ($5.75 million) and Mama ($4.3 million).
Finishing out the Top 10 was Bullet to the Head with just under $2 million.
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