Magazine article Screen International

Thief Rules US on $37M

Magazine article Screen International

Thief Rules US on $37M

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The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy led the North American session thanks to a $36.6m debut through Universal.

Last weekend's champion Warm Bodies slid one place on $11.5m for $36.7m after two weekends and Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects starring Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara arrived in third place through Open Road Films on $10m.

TWC's Silver Linings Playbook ranks fourth on $90m in its 13th weekend in release and Zero Dark Thirty in seventh place stands at $83.6m after eight.

Argo climbed three places to number eight in its 18th session and stands at $123.7m, while Lincoln has amassed $173.6m through Buena Vista after 14. Fox's Life Of Pi fell one place to number 14 and after 12 weekends has grossed $108.5m. Paramount released Top Gun 3D in 11th place on $1.9m.

Music Box opened the second world war thriller Lore on $31,000 from six theatres and A24 released A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III on $12,000 from two.

This week's wide releases are: Fox's action title A Good Day To Die Hard starring Bruce Willis; Relativity's romance Safe Haven; TWC's animation Escape From Planet Earth; and Warner Bros' drama Beautiful Creatures. …

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