A slow weekend helped the comedy Identity Thief steal the top spot at the box-office this weekend with $14.1 million in ticket sales.
The debut was enough to fend off the thriller Snitch with Dwayne Johnson. Snitch took the second spot with $13 million, about $1 million above most analysts’ expectations.
The 3-D cartoon Escape from Planet Earth took third with $11 million, followed by the Nicholas Sparks adaptation Safe Haven, which was fourth with $10.6 million.
The Bruce Willis action film A Good Day to Die Hard dropped a hefty 60% from its debut; it collected $10 million for fifth place.
The only other major newcomer, the supernatural thriller Dark Skies, met most expectations with $8.9 million, good for sixth place.
Final figures are due Monday.