“Identity Thief” was a huge hit at the box office this weekend, knocking down last weekend’s number one movie, the zombie rom-com “Warm Bodies”, by a long-shot. The raunchy comedy starring popular funny girl Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman wasn’t well-received by critics, but audiences obviously loved it. The film was this weekend’s top movie with $36.5m million. “Warm Bodies”, meanwhile, followed in second with $11.5 million.
Steven Soderbergh’s new thriller “Side Effects”, starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, and Jude Law, debuted in third with a modest $10.01 million. But one of the biggest surprises this weekend was how well the 3D release of “Top Gun” performed. The 1986 flick starring Tom Cruise is a bit of a classic, and though this new release was only playing in 300 theaters nationwide, the film still made $1.9 million, enough to crack the top 12 and prove that this movie is still very much loved.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below.
- “Identity Thief”: $36.5 million
- “Warm Bodies”: $11.5 million
- “Side Effects”: $10.01 million
- “Silver Linings Playbook”: $6.9 million
- “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”: $5.7 million
- “Mama”: $4.3 million
- “Zero Dark Thirty”: $4 million
- “Argo”: $2.5 million
- “Django Unchained”: $2.2 million
- “Bullet to the Head”: $1.98 million
- “Top Gun 3D”: $1.9 million
- “Lincoln”: $1.8 million
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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