Amidst Oscar pools, red carpets, and fashion reports, it’s hard to forget why the Academy holds the big night in the first place (movies!). While we were all focused on tweaking our final picks for Best Make-Up and Live Action Short feature, the box office continued to roll along. Identity Thief managed to score the top place (again), holding strong against newcomers Snitch and Escape from Planet Earth, which took second and third, respectively. The new Nicolas Sparks adaptation, Safe Haven, finally ousted A Good Day to Die Hard and landed in fourth, while Bruce Willis fell to fifth.
Identity Thief $14,064,000 (Total: $93,667,000)
Melissa McCarthy plays a con artist who cons the epitome of normalcy: Jason Bateman. Lacking in any real comedy, the film plods along from one lame joke to the next. It is, however, McCarthy’s biggest release to date, suggesting she’s a comic star to watch.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson proves he can pull in a crowd with Snitch, the other father-saves-son action flick that isn’t A Good Day to Die Hard.
Escape From Planet Earth $11,013,000
In case you were wondering what Brendan Fraser, Jessica Alba, and Sarah Jessica Parker have all been up to, now you have the answer.
Safe Haven $10,600,000 (Total: $48,062,000)
Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough star in the latest Nicolas Sparks novel to make it to the big screen. In many ways it’s what one would expect, but there’s then also a twist that sets it apart.
A Good Day to Die Hard $10,000,000 (Total: $51,802,000)
John McClane held off newcomer Dark Skies, which landed in sixth.