Funny woman Melissa McCarthy and the always lovable Jason Bateman are comedic gold in their movie Identity Thief. The unique duo brought in an estimated $11.2 million on its opening night from 3,141 locations. If the flick stays on track, Universal Pictures is expecting $35 million in sales for the weekend, which would be the best opening yet in 2013.
Rounding out second for the weekend is the zombie rom-com Warm Bodies. The film held the first place title during its opening last weekend, but since then has dropped down 60% with an estimated $3.3 million this weekend. Which in its eight day showing has racked up an impressive sum of $28.4 million.
And opening in third, to disappointing numbers, Steven Soderberg’s suspense thriller Side Effects bringing in $2.8 million this weekend. Despite having some big name players attached to the film such as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum and Jude Law, the film still couldn’t bring in the crowds.