WorstPreviews.com Logo Join the community [Login / Register]
Follow WorstPreviews.com on Twitter
What\ News Coming Soon In Theaters On DVD Trailer,Posters,Pictures,Wallpapers, Screensavers PeliBlog.com Trivia/Quizzes
News/Headlines
Trailer for "Midnight Special" Sci-Fi Film, with Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton
Nov 23rd, 2015
Trailer for "Central Intelligence" Comedy, with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart
Nov 23rd, 2015
Trailer for Melissa McCarthy's "The Boss" Comedy
Nov 23rd, 2015
Trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona's "A Monster Calls"
Nov 23rd, 2015
First Look at "Central Intelligence" Comedy, with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart
Nov 19th, 2015
Trailer for "Zoolander 2" Arrives Online
Nov 19th, 2015
Official Trailer for "Now You See Me" Sequel
Nov 19th, 2015
Trailer for Chris Hemsworth's "The Huntsman: Winter's War"
Nov 19th, 2015
Trailer for Keanu Reeves' "Exposed" Thriller
Nov 19th, 2015
First Look at Chris Pine on "Wonder Woman" Set
Nov 16th, 2015
Ridley Scott Reveals Another Title for "Prometheus" Sequel
Nov 16th, 2015
Gerard Butler is a God in "Gods of Egypt" Posters
Nov 16th, 2015
First Look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's "Silence"
Nov 16th, 2015
New Trailer for "The Divergent Series: Allegiant"
Nov 16th, 2015
Trailer for "Moonwalkers" Comedy, with Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint
Nov 16th, 2015
Trailer for Charlie Kaufman's "Anomalisa" Stop-Motion Film
Nov 3rd, 2015
Poster for "Warcraft" Arrives Online, Trailer Coming on Friday
Nov 3rd, 2015
There's a Good Reason Why Luke Skywalker Isn't on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster
Nov 2nd, 2015
First Trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Brothers Grimsby" Comedy
Nov 2nd, 2015
"Spectre" Breaks Box Office Records Overseas
Nov 2nd, 2015
Final Trailer for Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea," with Chris Hemsworth
Nov 2nd, 2015
New Photos From "Warcraft" Video Game Movie
Nov 2nd, 2015
Lots of New Photos From "Suicide Squad"
Oct 30th, 2015
Trailer for "Dirty Grandpa" Comedy, with Robert De Niro and Zac Efron
Oct 30th, 2015
Sandra Bullock to Star in Female Version of "Ocean's Eleven"
Oct 30th, 2015
Trailer for Jared Hess' "Don Verdean" Comedy, with Sam Rockwell
Oct 30th, 2015
"Indiana Jones" Producer Says Harrison Ford Will Not Be Recast
Oct 28th, 2015
Trailer for Adam Sandler's "The Ridiculous 6" Comedy
Oct 28th, 2015
"The Walking Dead" Fan Kills Friend Who Turned Into a Zombie
Oct 28th, 2015
Another "Monopoly" Movie in the Works
Oct 28th, 2015
"Jumanji" Remake Hires "Con Air" Writer
Oct 26th, 2015
Disney's "Tower of Terror" Park Ride Movie Moving Forward
Oct 26th, 2015
Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright Team for "Fortunately, the Milk"
Oct 26th, 2015
Previous News Stories Next News Stories

"Identity Thief" Dominates Box Office Weekend

Posted: February 11th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Identity Thief" Dominates Box Office WeekendSubmit Comment
The new comedy "Identity Thief," starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy," soared past expectations to earn over $36 million at the domestic box office this weekend. That's one of the top five best openings of all time for an original R-rated comedy. It's also the best opening of 2013, beating $28 million earned by "Mama."

Experts estimate that the blizzard, which paralyzed many states, including New York, caused a 10% decline in box office grosses. That means that "Identity Thief" would have earned over $40 million. Either way, the film is already profitable since it cost only $35 million to make. Unfortunately, it has a lousy 24% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.

The other wide release of the weekend was Steven Soderberghs "Side Effects," which stars Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara and Jude Law. The psychological thriller opened to $10 million, almost exactly was insiders predicted. The film took third place and has an 86% fresh rating. It has a rumored budget of $30 million.

Click here to read our "Identity Thief" review.

Check out the rest of the box office results

Source: THR


Bookmark and Share
You must be registered to post comments. Login or Register.
Displaying 7 comment(s) Profanity: Turn On
cress writes:
on February 10th, 2013 at 9:09:57 PM

Soderbergh may be retiring, but he'll still have Tatum's phone number on speed dial for late night pole-burying.
vincere01 writes:
on February 10th, 2013 at 9:17:05 PM

Steven is just like queertin terriblino, except steven has talent. Neither will retire for real. No matter how much I want QT to retire I know he won't, once a d*ck always a d*ck.
HorrorJunky4Life writes:
on February 10th, 2013 at 9:27:07 PM

I thought a film had to earn double it's budget in order to be profitable?
vincere01 writes:
on February 10th, 2013 at 9:34:04 PM

More on subject though, I saw identity theif today. I went in with low expectations and came out happy. It had enough funny moments to please. Also wasn't expecting the good dramatic moments and good acting performences. McCarthy was superb, great comedic timing and a switch flip away to deep drama with believeability.

I was very impressed. Also a above average performence from bateman on par with his performence in The Breakup. Supporting players also did a good job with time they were alloted, all except the mobster duo player by this foreign chick and rapper T.I., they were beyond horrible and tbe movie would have been better both quality and pacing wise if they're arc had been cut.

However the support players who shined were there as well, especially Robert Patrick as a bounty hunter after the stars. He was superb in his black comedy/menacing character. John cho was also good as bateman's boss and eric stonestreet of modern family fame had some great scenes as a colorful cowboy real estate agent going through some personal tragedy. Jon Favreau also showed up for some minimal work as Bateman's cynical rich boss, short but sweet. All in all no weak links beyond the two listed above.

My closest comparison in recent memory as to the look, feel and tone of tbe film would be adam sandlers classic Big Daddy. While it could have used some better pacing at times and some sections edited down it was a good way to get some laughs, while having a little depth to it. I'd recommend to anyone interested in comedies. I'd give it a 7 out of 10.
vincere01 writes:
on February 10th, 2013 at 9:38:33 PM

Forgot about Amanda peet who played bateman's wife. She was only in maybe 10 minutes of tbe movie (bookends and on the phone). She was neither good or bad. Her character was mostly there to help along the story and remind everyone of why he is doing what he is doing. To help himself provide better for his family.
minkowski writes:
on February 10th, 2013 at 10:48:06 PM

The winter of the audience's discontent, apparently...
pornfly writes:
on February 11th, 2013 at 3:42:24 AM

Cant wait for McCarthy, Mo'nique and O'Donnell to finish their 'The Walking Fed' Zom-Com about a pandemic of fat zombies attacking Cheesecake Factories

There's a Good Reason Why Luke Skywalker Isn't on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster

"The Walking Dead" Fan Kills Friend Who Turned Into a Zombie

Ridley Scott Reveals Another Title for "Prometheus" Sequel

"Indiana Jones" Producer Says Harrison Ford Will Not Be Recast

Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright Team for "Fortunately, the Milk"

"Spectre" Breaks Box Office Records Overseas

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Demolishes Pre-Sale Records

Paul Bettany Responds to Jason Statham's "Avengers" Insult

Sandra Bullock to Star in Female Version of "Ocean's Eleven"

Daniel Craig Would Rather Commit Suicide Than Return as James Bond
Lace Wedding Dresses from ViViDress UK online shop, buy with confidence and cheap price.
WorstPreviews.com hosted by pair Networks WorstPreviews.com
Hosted by pair Networks
News Feeds | Box Office | Movie Reviews | Buzz: Top 100 | Popularity: Top 100
Poster Store | About Us | Advertising | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Web Tools | Site Map
Copyright © 2009 WorstPreviews.com. All rights reserved