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'Identity Thief' Stays Atop Box Office on Oscars Weekend

February 25, 2013 (1:08 am) GMT
The R-rated comedy beats such newcomers as 'Snitch' and 'Dark Skies' during the slow weekend amid the 85th Academy Awards ceremony.
'Identity Thief' Stays Atop Box Office on Oscars Weekend

"" reclaims the top spot of the North American box office on the Oscars weekend. Bagging around $14 million, the comedy starring collects a total domestic cume of $93.6 million after two weeks of playing Stateside.

Failing to claim the no. 1 spot, Dwayne "" Johnson's new actioner "" opens on the runner-up place with an estimated $13 million. The movie opens in a slow weekend amid the busy week of 85th Academy Awards ceremony, but it still bests the $8 million opening of Johnson's 2008 pic "".

"" secures the third place, adding around $11 million to its total domestic gross of $35.1 million on its second weekend. Filling the fourth and fifth places respectively are "" which adds around $10.6 million to its $48 million cume, and "" which bags approximately $10 million for a total gross of $51. 8 million.

Newcomer "" enters the chart on the sixth position, bagging around $8.8 million. The film starring , Josh Hamilton and was made with a budget of merely $3.5 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for February 22-24:

  1. "" - $14 million
  2. "" - $13 million
  3. "" - $11 million
  4. "" - $10.6 million
  5. "" - $10 million
  6. "" - $8.8 million
  7. "" - $6 million
  8. "" - $4.7 million
  9. "" - $3.5 million
  10. "" - $3.4 million


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