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The Jason Bateman-produced Identity Thief, where he costars alongside Melissa McCarthy, topped this weekend’s box office.
The slapstick comedy raked in an impressive $36.6 million, Reuters reports.
Identity Thief’s weekend sweep should not come as a surprise. We previously reported that the film dominated Friday’s box office, and it followed suit for Saturday and Sunday.
The zombie romance Warm Bodies came in second place, taking in $11.5 million. The critically acclaimed medical thriller Side Effects came in third with $10 million. Silver Linings Playbook and Hansel & Gretel placed fourth and fifth respectively.
We also reported a less-than-nice critic’s sharp words towards McCarthy and her new film. Rex Reed from The New York Observer called McCarthy a “gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success… [she is a ] female hippo… cacophonous…[and] tractor-sized.”
However, it appears McCarthy gets the last laugh with her number one ranked film, countless praise from other critics, and a new movie with Sandra Bullock, The Heat, which is set to release this June.