February 25, 2013
Identity Thief, a comedy film from Universal Pictures -- a division of Comcast's (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) NBC Universal -- held off the box office opening of Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF ) crime drama Snitch to take the top spot at the domestic box office this past weekend, according to data from Rentrak.
Identity Thief pulled in just over $14 million in domestic sales this past weekend, bringing its cumulative box office run to more than $93 million. The film also pulled out a third-place finish in international sales. Lionsgate's Snitch, by comparison, pulled in $13 million in its opening weekend.
Action thriller A Good Day to Die Hard, distributed by News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWS ) subsidiary 20th Century Fox, took the top spot internationally for the second weekend in a row with sales of more than $45 million, bringing its cumulative total to more than $184 million. The Hobbit, a Warner Brothers' film that has raked in almost $1 billion at the box office since its release to reportedly become the 15th highest-grossing film of all time, ranked second at the international box office.