melissa mccarthy jason bateman identity thief bo universal Box Office: 'Identity Thief' No. 1, Oscar contender 'Silver Linings Playbook' hangs on in Top 10“Identity Thief” is No. 1 at the weekend box office, after a slip on Friday night when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson knocked Melissa McCarthy off the top perch, the film recovers with three-day grosses. At No. 7, “Silver Linings Playbook” is the last remaining Oscar contender hanging on to a Top 10 spot.

All in all Oscar weekend was a quiet one at the ticket booths. Universal’s “Identity Thief” took in around $14 million, bringing its three-week total to $93.7 million. Lionsgate’s “Snitch” brought in $13 million in its first weekend out, and The Weinstein Co.’s “Escape From Planet Earth” took in $11 million, for a total of $35 million.

Here are the Top 10 movies at the weekend box office:

1) Identity Thief, $14, 064,000
2) Snitch, $13,000,000
3) Escape From Planet Earth, $11,013,000
4) Safe Haven, $10,600,000
5) A Good Day to Die Hard, $10,000,000
6) Dark Skies, $8,850,000
7) Silver Linings Playbook, $6,051,000
8) Warm Bodies, $4,750,000
9) Side Effects, $3,511,000    
10) Beautiful Creatures, $3,410,000

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