'Identity Thief' Becomes Director Seth Gordon's Highest Grossing Domestic Release

on March 16, 2013 by Shawn Robbins

it.pngIdentity Thief grabbed another $1.4 million domestically on Friday to become director Seth Gordon's highest grossing stateside release with $120.59 million through 36 days of release.

After his highly praised debut feature (the documentary King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters), Gordon went on to send the comedies Four Christmases and Horrible Bosses to $120.2 million and $117.5 million, respectively.

Overall, Identity Thief still has some work ahead to catch up with those titles as its estimated $126.1 million global take (overseas figures last updated on Monday) trails Bosses' $209.8 million and Christmases' $163.7 million figures. That said, Identity Thief had only opened in 8 territories outside North America before Thursday, March 14.

The film's staggered overseas release will see the majority of its openings take place between this weekend and early April with a final round in May and early June. Key territories include a March 22 opening for the United Kingdom and an April 4 debut in Australia (where Bosses grossed nearly $17 million and over $12 million, respectively).

Arguably the current king of Hollywood comedies at the box office, Gordon is now planning a sequel to Horrible Bosses as his next big screen project.

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