“Identity Thief” Wins Weekend

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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.

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