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Jack the Giant Slayer slays the box office — barely

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Magic beans turn into gold coins

Although it leads the pack with Jack this weekend, Warner Bros. is looking overseas to make up for poor US box offices. But the comedy Identity Thief is still delivering laughs three weeks after its release.
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Find out what topped the charts this weekend!

1

Jack the Giant Slayer

Fairy tales rule at the box office, and this story about a lovely princess kidnapped by evil giants is no exception. Jack traded his horse for $28 million in gold coins.

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2

Identity Thief

This comedy is proving no fraud for Universal by continuing to show them the money, three weeks into its run. It stole $9.7 million from audiences this weekend, bringing the total box office to $107 million.

Identity Thief movie review: Melissa McCarthy goes phishing >>

3

21 and Over

This Hangover remix for the college crowd drank $9 million in Jaeger shots this weekend and has its production company, Relativity, drunk-driving to the bank. This is depsite Relativity's January flop, Movie 43. Moral of the story: A small amount of gross-out comedy goes a long way.

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4

The Last Exorcism Part II

Being Pope-less may have added to the appeal of this latest exorcism, which opened to $8 million worth of Hail Marys. Despite chaos amongst Catholics, demon posession continues to deliver at the box office.

5

Snitch

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can thank his lucky biceps and vein-popping forearms for adding $7.7 million to this film's bounty.

6

Escape from Planet Earth

In glorious 3D, this family pleaser boasts the voices of Ricky Gervais and Sofia Vergara, who are both aliens of sorts.

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7

Safe Haven

This Valentine's Day treat is still showing love at the box office by adding $6.3 million worth of chocolate this weekend.

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8

Silver Linings Playbook

An Oscar for Jennifer Lawrence certainly added to this film's appeal, helping it earn an extra $5.9 million this weekend and bringing its total to $115 million.

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9

A Good Day to Die Hard

By taking in another $4.5 million, this Bruce Willis franchise is setting up Jai Courtney as the next action hero. Look for Jai in the upcoming action version of Mary Shelley's famous tale: I, Frankenstein.

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10

Dark Skies

This supernatural story starring Keri Russell rained $3.5 million this weekend, hopefully giving her new TV show, The Americans, a little boost.

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