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'Identity Thief' Tops the Box Office, Becoming the First Big Hit Comedy Since 'Ted'

The past six months have been pretty sluggish for comedies at the box office, with high-profile movies like This Is 40 and Guilt Trip faring worse than expected, but comedy's dry spell seems to be over. This weekend, the Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy vehicle Identity Thief topped the charts, earning $36.6 million despite mostly negative reviews from critics. Last weekend's #1 movie, Warm Bodies, a zombie rom-com, came in second with $11.5 million. Identity Thief and Warm Bodies are the first comedies to top the box office since Seth MacFarlane's Ted was #1 for a single weekend last summer. Please use the comments section to thank me for not giving this post one of those [...]

Watch Melissa McCarthy Steal Jimmy Kimmel's Identity

Melissa McCarthy stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote her new movie Identity Thief and to demonstrate how easy it is to steal somebody's identity in real life. It's not hard at all as long as you can sneak someone's credit card out of their wallet without them noticing, dress like them, and happen to own a wig very similar to that person's hair.

Melissa McCarthy is Now Officially a Movie Star, Steals Jason Bateman’s Identity in ‘Identity Thief’

After breaking out in last year’s Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy is set to make her debut as a leading lady on the big-screen with Identity Thief. The trailer, in which she beats the living crap out of her ID theft victim Jason Bateman, was just released today, well ahead of the movie's February 2013 release, which means that the studio has a lot of confidence in the new comedy. Identity Thief was directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, King of Kong), written by Craig Mazin (The Hangover II), and it also stars Jon Favreau, Eric Stonestreet, Amanda Peet, John Cho, and Clark Duke. This is Melissa McCarthy's first post-Bridesmaids movie, [...]