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Identity Thief steals No 1 at box office

2013-02-11 09:57
 
Identity Thief

Los Angeles - Identity Thief has turned out to be the real thing at the US box office.

The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy debuted at No 1 with a $36.6m 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% of the movie's business.

According to studio estimates on Sunday, the previous weekend's top movie, the zombie romance Warm Bodies, fell to No 2 with $11.5m. That raises its domestic total to $36.7m.

The weekend's other new wide release, Steven Soderbergh's thriller Side Effects, had a modest opening of $10m, coming in at No 3.

Identity Thief opens in South African cinemas on 22 March.

Watch the trailer here:



- AP

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