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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Identity Thief’ Steals Number One Spot

Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman in 'Identity Thief'

Rom-com zombie films are apparently no match for Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman.

The pair's Identity Thief generated enough laughs to help the film debut at number one at the box office this past weekend with $34.5 million, bumping Warm Bodies down to number two with $11.3 million. Steven Soderbergh's latest film Side Effects debuted with $9.3 million while Silver Linings Playbook followed with $6.4 million. Lastly, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters fell three spots to number five with $5.7 million.

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Quentin Tarantino Feels Sorry for Ben Affleck

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino feels sorry for Ben Affleck.

Both directors missed out on Best Director Oscar nominations on Thursday even though their movies Django Unchained and Argo picked up nods in other categories but Quentin thinks Ben's snub was worse than his.

Speaking at the Django Unchained premiere at London's Empire, Leicester Square, he told BANG Showbiz, "It would have been nice and everything but at the end of the day, I actually feel more sorry for Ben Affleck. He really deserved it and I think we all thought he was going to get it, so I feel really sorry for him."

While, Quentin is excited that his own movie received five Academy Award nominations, he doesn't believe it will win the night's biggest award, Best Picture: "It feels very lovely, it's nice to be invited to the party. It's been a good week. Five Oscar nominations today, five BAFTA nominations yesterday. I don't think it will win Best Picture. But if it did, I will take it for sure."

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Lincoln Leads Oscar Nominations

LincolnLincoln leads the Oscar nominations after being named in 12 categories.

Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane unveiled the shortlist for this year's Academy Awards earlier today, and the Steven Spielberg-directed biopic - which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as pioneering President Abraham Lincoln - leads the way, followed closely by Life of Pi, which is up for 11 honors.

Both movies are up for the prestigious Best Picture Oscar, but will face competition from Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Silver Livings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty to take home the statuette.

Lincoln stars Daniel, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones are all up for awards, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively, while Spielberg is in the running for Best Director.

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Lincoln Leads Golden Globe Nominations

LincolnLincoln leads the Golden Globe 2013 nominations with seven nods. Steven Spielberg's biopic about former President Abraham Lincoln is up for a host of top prizes including Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Screenplay.

Quentin Tarantino's western flick Django Unchained and political drama Argo follow close behind with five nominations each. Critically-acclaimed films Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook each received four nods.

With three nominations are Life of Pi, dark cult drama The Master and heart-warming British comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The great Dames of British film, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren, all have acting nods for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Quartet and Hitchcock respectively.

Surprises include Nicole Kidman's Best Supporting Actress nomination for The Paperboy and John Hawkes and Helen Hunt being up for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their performances in The Sessions.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Lincoln’ Still Fall Behind ‘Twilight’

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

Vampire lovers are no match for James Bond and Abraham Lincoln.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 took number one at the box office for a second consecutive week since its debut, raking in $43 million this Thanksgiving weekend. Skyfall and Lincoln stayed put at number two and three with $36 million and $25 million, respectively. Fourth place went to newcomer The Rise of the Guardians, which pulled in $24 million while Ang Lee's latest film, Life of Pi, came in at number five with $22 million for its debut.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Twilight Saga’ Ends at the Top

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2'

The end of the Twilight franchise saga has arrived, and its fans made sure it went out with a considerable box office take.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 took the number one spot with $141.3 million this weekend, pushing last week's top earner, Skyfall, back to number two with $41.5 million. Lincoln was added to around 1,700 theaters, boosting its sales to $21 million and thus securing the number three spot. Disney's Wreck-It Ralph fell two spots to number four with $18.3 million while Flight also dropped two spots to number five with $8.6 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Skyfall’ Knocks ‘Ralph’ from Top Spot

Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'Skyfall'

To no one's surprise, Skyfall swept the box office this weekend, nabbing the number one spot at the box office. What is a pleasant surprise - for the film's producers, anyway - was that the 23rd James Bond film's take of $87.8 million secured a new opening weekend record for the 50-year-old franchise.

Disney's latest film, Wreck-It Ralph, was bumped down from its number one title to number two with $33 million while Flight also dropped a spot to number three with $15.1 million. Argo remains within the top five with $6.7 million in its fifth week while Taken 2 stayed put at number five with $4 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Ralph Wrecks the Competition

Wreck-It Ralph

Disney's week just keeps getting better.

Wreck-It Ralph made quite an impact on the box office this weekend, taking in $49.1 million. Flight, starring Denzel Washington, debuted at second place with $25 million while Argo experienced a short-lived time at the top, having dropped down two spots to number three with $10.2 million. Fourth place went to newcomer The Man with the Iron Fists, which took in $8.2 million while Taken 2 dropped one spot to number five with $6 million.

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Ben Affleck: Actors Treat Me Differently

Ben AffleckBen Affleck is regarded as an "a*****e" now he is a director. The Argo star admits his fellow actors have now changed the way they treat him since he began working behind the camera and he isn't let in on any secrets.

"I'm not one of the guys any more. I remember I was walking over to the house guests and I heard one of the guys talking about getting stoned - I think somebody had brought something into the house - and as I arrived everybody clammed up. I thought, 'When did I become this guy? What am I, the dad?' I'm an a*****e all of a sudden."

Ben - who has three children, Violet, six, Seraphina, three, and eight-month-old Samuel, with his wife Jennifer Garner - forced the six actors who play hostages in his spy thriller Argo to live like they would've done in the 70s, taking away their luxuries and he admits they didn't enjoy the experience or his demands:

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Box Office Breakdown: Argo Climbs to the Top of a Quiet Weekend

Argo

After already having been in theaters for three weeks, Ben Affleck's Argo finally made it to number one during a weak box office weekend with $12.3 million.

Hotel Transylvania was also boosted this weekend after having fallen from its number one debut. The animated family film jumped from number four to second place with $9.5 million. The much buzzed about Cloud Atlas debuted at number three with $9.4 million while Paranormal Activity 4 fell three spots to number four with $8.6 million. Finally, Taken 2 dropped two spots to number five with $8 million.

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