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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Identity Thief’ Takes Back Top Spot

Identity Thief

You can't keep a good thief down.

After dipping to the number two spot last week to A Good Day to Die Hard, the Jason Bateman/Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief managed to earn the most this week with $14 million to reclaim its top spot. Dwayne Johnson's film Snitch debuted at number two with $13 million while Escape from Planet Earth dropped one spot from last week to number four with $11 million. Safe Haven also fell one spot to number four with $10.6 million while the latest Die Hard installment fell four spots from the top spot, earning $10 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Latest ‘Die Hard’ Film Barely Outperforms ‘Identify Thief’

A Good Day to Die Hard

This weekend apparently weren't good enough days for Die Hard.

Though the latest installment in the Bruce Willis-fronted Die Hard series debuted at number one this weekend with $25 million, it barely made more than the runner-up (and last week's number one film) Identity Thief, which took in $23.4 million. The Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough romantic vehicle Safe Haven opened to the number three spot with $21.4 million. The animated film Escape from Planet Earth was also a newcomer this weekend, earning $16 million to secure its place at number four while Warm Bodies slipped three spots to number five with $9 million.

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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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VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Zombie Rom-Com ‘Warm Bodies’

In a world where vampires and werewolves can fall in love on the big screen, surely zombies can, too.

Based on the debut novel from Isaac Marion of the same name, Warm Bodies sees a zombie (Nicholas Hoult) gain awareness and empathy once he begins to fall for one of his victim's girlfriends. The film - adapted and directed by 50/50's Jonathan Levine - also stars John Malkovich, Dave Franco, and Teresa Palmer.

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