|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis|
|Identity Thief ||$14M ||$93.7M || R-rated comedy Identity Thief steals back first place and becomes 2013's highest-grossing movie. |
|Snitch ||$13M ||$13M ||With $13 million, Snitch stands above most of the recent tough-guy movies and takes second place. |
|Escape From Planet Earth ||$11M ||$35.1M ||The sci-fi animation flick rockets up to third falling just 31% in its second week.|
|Safe Haven ||$10.6M ||$48M || The Nicholas Sparks lastest romance adaptation drops 51% but still manages to take fourth. |
|A Good Day to Die Hard ||$10M ||$51.8M || The sixth Die Hard falls hard to fifth and looks like it will be the lowest-grossing movie in the franchise. |
Posted 02.25.13 by reelz
Bateman isn't taking identity theft lying down, even if McCarthy is.
What's It About: Account rep Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) is quietly living his life in Denver until it all falls apart once his identity is stolen by Diana (Melissa McCarthy), a retail-purchasing fiend living outside Miami. With only a week left before his world crumbles, Sandy travels to Florida to bring Diana back to Colorado and, as we know from previous road trip comedies — Due Date, Planes, Trains and Automobiles — nothing is going to be easy, and in the first trailer for the movie, it looks like Bateman and McCarthy will have their fair share of car accidents and throat punches.
Why it should work:Bateman is reuniting with his Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon for Identity Theft, while McCarthy is coming off of an Oscar–nominated performance in Bridesmaids. Plus, who doesn't like a good throat punch?all the latest trailers
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Last summer, Seth Gordon helped Jason Bateman try to kill his boss, now he has designs to steal Bateman's identity.
Variety reports that the Horrible Bosses director is set to reunite with Bateman in the upcoming comedy ID Theft for Universal. The plot, as the title suggests, involves Bateman getting his identity stolen by a character that was originally a man, but after seeing Melissa McCarthy's scene-stealing performance in Bridesmaids, Bateman reportedly asked for McCarthy to be cast instead. more about ID Theft >> Posted 01.17.12 by Ryan
Brad Pitt is currently shooting Paramount's adaptation of World War Z, but that hasn't stopped a new role going his way.
THR reports that Pitt is in negotiations to join The Gray Man with similarly named director James Gray (Little Odessa, Two Lovers). The movie won't be a biopic for Gray, but will follow Pitt as a CIA operative-turned-assassin who is targeted for assassination and must evade death while trying to save the lives of two daughters who are unaware he exists. Adam Cozad wrote the script for the movie, which made the 2010 Black List of unproduced screenplays. The "Gray Man" is a nickname that Pitt's character is known by.
No word on when the production will start, as Pitt's deal for the movie is not official yet. Pitt and Gray have wanted to work together since 2009, when both the actor and director attached themselves to an adaptation of The Lost City of Z, based on the novel of the same name by David Grann. No movie version has surfaced so far, so perhaps The Gray Man will be more successful. Jason Bateman Joins Melissa McCarthy in ID Theft; Spider-Man to Sing Buckley Tunes >> Posted 08.17.11 by Ryan