After losing to “A Good Day to Die Hard” last weekend, “Identity Thief” returned to the top spot during the Feb. 22-24 weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, the Jason Bateman/Melissa McCarthy-starring comedy earned $14 million, bringing its total to $93.6 million. This makes it the top-grossing film of 2013 so far.
Speaking of “A Good Day to Die Hard,” the fifth installment in the action franchise took a major dive in its second weekend, dropping from first to fifth place. The film only brought in $10 million, bringing its total to $51.8 million.
“Snitch,” the new film starring Dwayne Johnson, had a so-so debut in second place during the slow, Oscar weekend. The action thriller earned $13 million, which was better than Johnson’s last film as the lead star, “Faster.” That film only earned $8.5 million during its opening weekend in 2010. “Snitch” still couldn’t best the ensemble sequels, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and “Fast Five,” Johnson’s last two films. Those had opening weekends of $27.3 million and $86.2 million, respectively.
While “Escape from Planet Earth” has had very little marketing, the animated feature is doing very well in its second weekend of release. Jumping from fourth to third place, the film earned $11 million, only a 30 percent dip from last weekend. Its total now stands at $35.1 million.
“Safe Haven,” the latest Nicholas Sparks novel to get the cinematic treatment, had a 50 percent dip from its opening weekend, bringing in $10.6 million at the number four spot. Its total is now $48 million.
After its dismal opening last weekend, “Beautiful Creatures” plummeted in its second weekend, dropping 55 percent to the number 10 spot. The film only brought in $3.4 million, bringing its total to just $16.3 million.