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Identity Thief snatches No. 1 from Snitch

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Melissa McCarthy mines the box office

Comedy leads the Oscar-weekend box office, while action thriller The Snitch takes second place. Find out which Oscar-nominated film still ranks in the Top 10 and which director is retiring from filmmaking to paint.
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Find out what topped the charts this weekend!

1

Identity Thief

Who knew Melissa McCarthy's fraudulent schemes would make their way back to No. 1? Stealing an extra $14 million this weekend brings this comedy's total to $93 million.

Identity Thief movie review: Melissa McCarthy goes phishing >>

2

Snitch

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's action thriller did pretty well, considering it got mixed reviews from critics. It led the box office on Friday but slid to second on Saturday, earning a weekend total of $13 million.

3

Escape From Planet Earth

With stellar voice talent that includes Ricky Gervais and Sarah Jessica Parker, this intergalactic journey has proven it's a family pleaser. It moved up from No. 4 last week, adding another $11 million.

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4

Safe Haven

Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough's romance loved adding $10.6 million to its post–Valentine's Day debut.

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5

A Good Day to Die Hard

Despite moving from No. 1 to fifth place this week, Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney can still have a good day, considering they took in another $10 million.

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6

Dark Skies

This supernatural thriller stars Keri Russell as a young mom who must protect her family from a dark and sinister force. Dark Skies opened with $8.8 million.

7

Silver Linings Playbook

This is the only film nominated for best pic to still make the box office Top 10. SLP added $6 million to its mentally stable $107 million.

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8

Warm Bodies

Brit actor Nicholas Hoult's success suggests his new film, Jack the Giant Slayer, may just slay the box office when it opens March 1. Warm Bodies warmed up another cool $4.7 million.

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9

Side Effects

Channing Tatum's psychotropic thriller added a crazy $3.5 million to its indie run. Director Steven Soderbergh claims he's going to retire from filmmaking to paint.

Side Effects movie review: Sanity check >>

10

Beautiful Creatures

Though beautiful, Creatures opened a bit softer than expected last week and now is barely holding on to the Top 10 by adding $3.4 million to make a total of $16 million.

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