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'Identity Thief' swipes No. 1 spot with $36.6M

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm •  Published: February 10, 2013
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"I think people just want to be entertained," Rocco said. "The chemistry between Jason and Melissa is the reason why this picture is doing so well."

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "Identity Thief," $36.6 million ($230,000 international).

2. "Warm Bodies," $11.5 million ($4.6 million international).

3. "Side Effects," $10 million.

4. "Silver Linings Playbook," $6.9 million ($6.5 million international).

5. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," $5.8 million ($11.6 million international).

6. "Mama," $4.3 million ($6.1 million international).

7. "Zero Dark Thirty," $4 million ($2.7 million international).

8. "Argo," $2.5 million.

9. "Django Unchained," $2.3 million ($18.7 million international).

10. "Bullet to the Head," $2 million.

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Estimated weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1. "Django Unchained," $18.7 million.

2. "Wreck-It Ralph," $11.7 million.

3. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," $11.6 million.

4 (tie). "A Good Day to Die Hard," $10.1 million.

4 (tie). "Les Miserables," $10.1 million.

6. "Lincoln," $10 million.

7. "Miracle in Cell No. 7," $9.5 million.

8. "The Berlin File," $8.7 million.

9. "Flight," $8 million.

10. "Kokowaah 2," $7.3 million.

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Online:

http://www.hollywood.com

http://www.rentrak.com

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.