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‘Oz’ Tops Weekend Box Office With $80.3M

Oz The Great and Powerful was just that over the weekend, grossing some $80.3 million at the box office.

Overseas, the pre-Wizard of Oz 3D picture made an additional $69.9 million, bringing its total to $150.2 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, directed by Sam Raimi and starring James

Peggy Truong | March 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm

‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ Tops Weekend Box Office With $28M

Jack may have won the weekend box office, but it was a relatively quiet one to begin with.

The 3D fantasy flick Jack the Giant Slayer grossed some $28 million, beating fellow box office newbies 21 and Over and The Last Exorcism: Part II, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The star-studded…

Peggy Truong | March 3, 2013 - 1:52 pm

‘Identity Thief’ Reclaims Top Spot At Box Office With $14.1M

Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman’s Identity Thief returned to first place at the box office during Oscars weekend, grossing an estimated $14.1 million. The comedy’s grand total since opening two weeks ago now stands at $93.7 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Newcomer Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson, and the animated flick Escape From

Peggy Truong | February 24, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks In Five Clicks

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and it appears that lovers spent their time at home – or at least away from movie theaters – instead of celebrating their affection via the silver screen.

Meanwhile, action lovers turned out in droves to watch Bruce Willis beat the stuffing out of bad guys in…

Todd Gilchrist | February 23, 2013 - 10:00 am

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In addition to chocolates and romantic dinners, it looks like many lovebirds spent their Valentine’s Day with Bruce Willis.
The actor’s latest flick, A Good Day to Die Hard, took in some $1 million at the box office on Thursday; the film is expected to finish President’s Day weekend on top as well.

Peggy Truong | February 17, 2013 - 10:00 am

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks In Five Clicks

Last weekend, the critically-trounced Identity Thief left its mark on the box office, but this week, three solid contenders hope to dethrone it from the top spot.

Given the Valentine’s Day holiday, it comes as little surprise that Hollywood released not one but two films featuring appropriately sweeping love stories, while simultaneously providing…

Peggy Truong | February 16, 2013 - 10:30 am

Watch: MTV’s Nikki Glaser Weighs In On ‘Vicious’ Melissa McCarthy Review

Fans went nuts earlier this week when New York Observer film critic Rex Reed published a review of Identity Thief, which referred to the movie’s star, Melissa McCarthy, as “tractor-sized” and a “female hippo.”

Co-Host of MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live, Nikki Glaser, stopped by Celebuzz’s The Daily Buzz and we took the opportunity…

Joel David | February 10, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Take That, Critics: ‘Identity Thief’ Grosses $11.2M On First Day

A Nor’easter named Nemo and bad reviews didn’t stop moviegoers from buying tickets to Identity Thief on Friday.

The comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman opened to a strong $11.2 million on its first day, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, could finish the weekend on top with $34.8 million.

Peggy Truong | February 9, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Watch: Melissa McCarthy In ‘Gilmore Girls’ Before She Was Famous

And with the refreshing rise of female comedic actresses, from out the shadows emerges Melissa McCarthy.

The 42-year-old funny girl isn’t new to acting. In fact, she’s been ­­cracking people up for years.

Her numerous supporting parts in Charlies Angels, Samantha Who? and Life as We Know It have were well-received,…

Alexa Kravitz | February 8, 2013 - 4:00 pm

‘Identity Thief’: How Do Critics Like Jason Bateman And Melissa McCarthy As A Comedic Couple?

After reading reviews for this weekend’s new comedy, Identity Thief, it’s like the critics challenged each other to a contest of who can come up with the most creative way to dislike the movie.

Bridesmaidsbreakout star, Melissa McCarthy, joins Jason Bateman in director Seth Gordon’s follow-up to Horrible Bosses. In Thief, McCarthy…

Phil Pirrello | February 8, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks In Five Clicks

Zombie love ruled at the box-office last week, but can the heartfelt undead defend themselves against fighter jets, poison pills and identity theft? Taking in nearly $21 million, Warm Bodies will have to hold up against the Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief, the pharmacological thriller Side Effects from director Steven Soderbergh and the IMAX…

Alexa Kravitz | February 8, 2013 - 1:30 pm

‘Side Effects’ vs. ‘Identity Thief’: Box Office Battle (POLL)

This weekend at the movies, Magic Mike himself challenges one of the stars of Bridesmaids to Box Office Thunderdome.

Channing Tatum and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara headline Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller, Side Effects, while Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman play it for laughs in Identity Thief.


Phil Pirrello | February 7, 2013 - 9:00 pm

How Many Lumps Does It Take to Make Audiences Laugh?

Taking her place among the reigning queens of comedy, Melissa McCarthy took a long time getting there, coming up on TV shows like The Gilmore Girls, Samantha Who and Mike & Molly.

You could call it the school of hard knocks, which would make her new movie Identity Thief a PHD program. A…

Todd Gilchrist | February 7, 2013 - 2:30 pm

8 Great Comedy Teams We’d Like to See On Screen

The Identity Thief opens this weekend, pairing Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in a double billing that doesn’t even need a trailer to get us excited. Both McCarthy and Bateman are at the top of their game these days that their casting as this mismatched duo is actually something of a comedic no-brainer.

Todd Gilchrist | February 6, 2013 - 9:00 pm

‘Identity Thief’ Trailer: Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman Face Off (VIDEO)

Will the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson please stand up?

Melissa McCarthy is one sneaky criminal in her new film, Identity Thief.

In the comedy, the 42-year-old funny woman is Diana, a Miami resident who basks in the joys of unlimited credit card spending, thanks to the stolen identity of Patterson, played…

Peggy Truong | September 27, 2012 - 3:30 pm