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Melissa McCarthy leads 'Identity Thief' to biggest opening of 2013
Melissa McCarthy leads 'Identity Thief' to biggest opening of 2013

Melissa McCarthy stole the show at the box office this weekend, proving she has the star power to attract moviegoers to theaters even during a blizzard. "Identity Thief," her comedy co-starring Jason Bateman, easily ran away with the weekend's No. 1 spot as it debuted with a robust $36.6 million, according to an estimate from distributor Universal Pictures. That was far more than the weekend's only other nationwide opener, "Side Effects," started off with. The Steven Soderbergh-directed thriller -- which the filmmaker has said is his last movie to hit the big screen -- took in an underwhelming $10 million on its first weekend in theaters. Despite industry...

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