21 February 2013 4:48 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

The final weekend of February is typically a slow time at the box office, and that looks to be the case again this year. With many moviegoers gearing up for the Academy Awards on Sunday, new nationwide releases Snitch and Dark Skies are both poised for modest debuts, and there's a good chance holdover Identity Thief winds up taking first place. Overall box office will once again be down year-over-year this weekend, which brings to an end a very mediocre month. At 2,511 locations, Snitch is the latest starring vehicle for wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Johnson has a solid track record at the box office: last year, he led Journey 2: The Mysterious Island to a very good $103.9 million, and the year before he helped Fast Five set a franchise record with $209.8 million. He's also headlined a handful of modestly-successful family movies like Tooth Fairy ($60 million), Race to Witch Mountain ($67.2 million) and, »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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