Weekend Box Office: New Releases 'Snitch,' 'Dark Skies' Topped By Holdout 'Identity Thief'

Identity Thief

It’s a generally-accepted expectation of new releases to reel in top numbers at the box office on their opening weekend—this week, that was not the case.

This weekend, the top spot was occupied by a holdout from three weeks ago: Identity Thief, which pulled in $14 million, for a very respectable total of over $93.6 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

The new releases came in at 2nd-highest earnings, and lower—Snitch managed to earn $13 million over the weekend.

Holdouts occupy the next few slots: Escape from Planet Earth moved up to 3rd-highest revenues, making $11 million for a total of $35.1 million. The next-highest numbers of $10.6 million went to Safe Haven, which currently has an overall sum of $48 million. A Good Day to Die Hard fell to 5th-highest at $10 million, with a total of $51.8 million.

Last week’s other new release, Dark Skies, made only $8.8 million, falling behind not only several holdout films, but its own weekend projections.

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