By Amy Everett On February 24, 2013

Identity Thief Steals US Box Office Crown On Oscars Weekend

Jason Bateman hit beat Snitch, Safe Haven and Escape From Planet Earth

Crime comedy movie Identity Thief starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman took the US box office top spot this Oscars weekend.

In a typically slow weekend for the box office, the road movie took a measly $13.5 million, which was enough to beat second place finisher, Dwayne Johnson’s new release Snitch, as it raked in $13.2 million.

Identity Thief star Jason Bateman at the LA Premiere with his wife Amanda Anka (WENN)

Nicholas Sparks novel adaptation Safe Haven came in third, pulling in another $10.8 million thanks to high profile stars Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.

Alien family film Escape From Planet Earth and Bruce Willis’ action sequel A Good Day to Die Hard took fourth and fifth places with $10.4 million and $9.3 million, respectively.

Filling out the Top 10 were alien thriller Dark Skies ($8.5 million) and Oscar contender Silver Linings Playbook ($5.7 million).

Unconventional zombie romance Warm Bodies returned $4.5 million, while the Twilight-esque offering Beautiful Creatures took $3.6 million. Pharmacological drama Side Effects rounnded things off, cashing $3.4 million.

Tags : Josh Duhamel, Bruce Willis, Julianne Hough

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