Filmmaker Abel Ferrara once said, “In the film business, it’s basically honor among thieves.”
A thief holds the honor of getting the biggest laughs this week in films, stealing the limelight from zombies, fairy tale creatures and Channing Tatum!
With much of the Northeast experiencing snowy weather, the movie theaters cranked up the heat, ready to serve a dose of cinematic fun (for those not snowed in). The Identity Thief appeared with a purpose, to take the #1 spot at the all –important North American box office, coming away with $36.6 million. The tender-hearted zombies in Warm Bodies have yet to feel the cold, coming in at #2 with $11.5 million. The newly released Steven Soderbergh-directed Side Effects suffered little consequences, coming in at #3 with $10 million. The loved-by-critics-and-audiences alike Silver Linings Playbook continued to play the optimistic field, this time at #4 with $6.9 million. The fairy tale plays on for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, albeit at a less charming locale, coming in at #5 with $5.8 million.
While many of us are waiting patiently for winter to take its final bow, moviegoers everywhere found the climate to be just right at their local movie theaters. Horror fans felt the heat, romantic comedy worshipers wallowed in the love while those searching for their identities wished they had Melissa McCarthy’s career!
From seaside days to starry nights, hope your week comes with an easily-identifiable happy ending…