There was thievery this weekend at the box office, with Identity Thief stealing the No. 1 spot. Starring Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, and Melissa McCarthy, director Seth Gordon's R-rated road comedy was eviscerated by critics, but it raked in $36.6 mil in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates.
The Wackness helmer Jonathan Levine's Warm Bodies, described as a "paranormal romantic zombie comedy," took No. 2 with $11.5 mil.
Steven Soderbergh's star-studded Side Effects (it stars Jude Law, Ronney Mara, and Catherine Zeta-Jones), a topical yarn about big pharma, antidepressants, and murder made $10 mil in its opening weekend to take third place.