Comedy duo Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy helped Identity Thief top the box office in its opening weekend, taking in a $36.6 million haul. Warm Bodies, last week's No. 1, dropped to second place with $11.5 million, and Steven Soderbergh's pharmaceutical thriller Side Effects opened with $10 million at third place. Silver Linings Playbook held tight with $7 million, and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters rounded out the top five with $5.8 million. Top Gun 3D, the week's other "new" release, earned $2 million in select theaters.
Source: Universal Pictures