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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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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Hansel & Gretel’ Takes Down Competition

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters faced more than the supernatural this weekend; despite Oscar-worthy opponents, the fairy tale action flick came out on top this past weekend, pulling in $19 million.

Coming in second was last week's number one film, Mama, with $12.8 million. Silver Linings Playbook held steady at number three with $10 million while its competition for the Best Picture Academy Award, Zero Dark Thirty, came in at number four with $9.8 million. Earning $7 million, newcomer Parker debuted this weekend at number five.

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Getting Into Character: Jessica Chastain in Horror Film ‘Mama’

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Horror, Casting, Upcoming Releases

Jessica Chastain in 'Tree of Life'

After starring in a string of critically-acclaimed films such as Tree of Life, The Help, and Take Shelter, Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain has chosen to take on the horror film genre for her next project, Mama. A remake of Andres Muschietti's 2008 Spanish-language film Mamá, Jessica stars as Annabel, a woman who helps raise her husband's (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) nieces, who have just been found after having been lost in the forest for five years. The film - produced by Guillermo Del Toro - takes a turn when Annabel realizes the girls are haunted by a woman they believe to be their mother.

You can see a transformed Jessica - who is practically unrecognizable in the film - as Annabel after the jump.

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