The film, which gives McCarthy’s first starring role since 2011’s Bridesmaids, beat out the other newcomer of the weekend Side Effects, which grossed around $3 million.
“Identity Thief is essentially a sloppy ‘80s character comedy with a sleeker 2013 editing and scripting sensibility,” Tasha Robinson of The A.V. Club wrote, comparing it to director Seth Gordon’s other miss, Horrible Bosses.
Peter Debruge of Variety called the picture’s storyline “meager” while The Wrap’s Alonso Duralde says the film squanders Bateman’s “gifts.”
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