"Identity Theft" Steals Box-Office Crown with $36.6 Million! 


Melissa McCarthy -- box-office queen!

The "Bridesmaids" scene-stealer adds a new title to her belt. Her comedy, "Identity Theft," co-starring Jason Bateman, debuted to No. 1 with a $36.6 million opening.

Despite Nemo, "Identity Theft" rose to the top beating previous weekend's box-office champ, "Warm Bodies," which fell to No. 2 with $11.5 million.

The zombie-romance starring Nicholas Hoult and Theresa Palmer has raised its domestic total to $36.7 million.

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Coming in at No. 3 was the weekend's other new wide release, Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects." Starring Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Rooney Mara, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, "Side Effects" was billed to be Soderbergh's last theatrical film. So go watch it!

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And if you had the need for speed, Tom Cruise's "Top Gun" from director Tony Scott had a 3-D reissue at the box-office with a $1.9 million run in just 300 theaters. On Feb. 19th, you can buy the 3-D release on DVD and Blu-ray.

Here's the Top 10 box-office films for the weekend of Feb. 8th:

1. "Identity Thief," $36.6 million ($230,000 international).

2. "Warm Bodies," $11.5 million.

3. "Side Effects," $10 million.

4. "Silver Linings Playbook," $6.9 million.

5. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," $5.8 million ($11.6 million international).

6. "Mama," $4.3 million ($6.1 million international).

7. "Zero Dark Thirty," $4 million.

8. "Argo," $2.5 million.

9. "Django Unchained," $2.3 million.


10. "Bullet to the Head," $2 million.

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Estimated weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1. "Django Unchained," $18.7 million.

2. "Wreck-It Ralph," $11.7 million.

3. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," $11.6 million.

4 (tie). "A Good Day to Die Hard," $10.1 million.

4 (tie). "Les Miserables," $10.1 million.

6. "Lincoln," $10 million.

7. "Miracle in Cell No. 7," $9.5 million.

8. "The Berlin File," $8.7 million.

9. "Flight," $8 million.

10. "Kokowaah 2," $7.3 million.

SOURCE: HOLLYWOOD.COM

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