Here’s your 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Identity Thief – $ 36.5 million
2. Warm Bodies – $ 11.5 million
3. Side Effects – $ 10.0 million
4. Silver Linings Playbook – $ 6.9 million
5. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – $ 5.7 million
6. Mama – $ 4.3 million
7. Zero Dark Thirty – $ 4.0 million
8. Argo – $ 2.5 million
9 . Django Unchained – $ 2.2
LOS ANGELES — “Identity Thief” has turned out to be the real thing at the box office.
The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy debuted at No. 1 with a $ 36.6 million opening weekend.
“Identity Thief” opened solidly despite the winter storm that buried much of the Northeast. Distributor Universal Pictures estimates the storm might have choked off as much as 10 percent of the movie’s business.
According to studio estimates… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Identity Thief' Swipes No. 1 Spot With $36.6M
After many fake-outs, Steven Soderbergh’s “last” film, “Side Effects,” hits theaters this Friday.
The film stars Rooney Mara as a pill-popping lady, coping with her husband’s impending release from prison. Catherine Zeta Jones as well as Soderbergh’s faves — Channing Tatum and Jude Law — round out the cast.
But if you think laughter is the best medicine (yuck, yuck!), the new comedy “Identity Thief” is also opening this weekend. Reteaming with… Continue reading Weekend Movie Reviews: 'Identity Thief,' 'Side Effects' Hit Theaters