'Identity Thief' Takes Tuesday with $1.22 Million

on February 27, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Universal's Identity Thief took in $1.22 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office once again. The break-out comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy has now led the daily box office for five of the past seven days. Identity Thief was up 31 percent over Monday and down a healthy 34 percent from last Tuesday. With a stronger than expected 19-day take of $95.78 million, Identity Thief is now just $4.22 million away from becoming the first release of 2013 to reach the $100 million domestic milestone.

Snitch held steady in second place with $1.095 million. The Dwayne Johnson vehicle from Lionsgate and Summit trailed Identity Thief by $129,051 for the day. Snitch experienced a solid 23 percent increase over Monday's performance. With a five-day start of $15.15 million, Snitch continues to perform in line with pre-release expectations. The film is currently running 6 percent behind the $16.81 million five-day start of 2006's Gridiron Gang.

Fox's A Good Day to Die Hard grossed $0.979 million to remain in third. The fifth installment of the action franchise starring Bruce Willis was up 30 percent over Monday, but still down a sharp 54 percent from last Tuesday. A Good Day to Die Hard has grossed a softer than expected $53.70 million through 13 days of release, though it should be reminded that the film continues to perform far stronger overseas.

Relativity's Safe Haven landed in fourth with $0.882 million. The romantic drama starring Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough was up a strong 43 percent over Monday and down 47 percent from last Tuesday. Safe Haven has grossed $49.41 million in 13 days and should clear the $50 million mark today.

Tags: Safe Haven, A Good Day to Die Hard, Snitch, Identity Thief

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