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‘Identity Thief’ makes off with box office

Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy star in "Identity Thief." Guy D'Alema/Universal Pictures

The new comedy starring the "dream team" of Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman brought in $36.6 million in its opening weekend, making it the top movie at the box office. Last week's winner, "Warm Bodies," took the No. 2 spot, earning $11.5 million and beating out Steven Soderbergh's thriller "Side Effects." Here are the week's top ten movies:

1. "Identity Thief," $36.6 million

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

6. "Mama," $4.3 million

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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