23 February 2013 11:33 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

At the start of another slow weekend at the box office, Snitch narrowly took first place ahead of strong holdover Identity Thief. For the weekend, though, it looks like the Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy comedy will make its way back to the top spot.Snitch debuted to a modest $4.14 million from 2,511 locations yesterday. That's way better than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Faster, which opened the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in 2010 and only mustered $3.5 million through its first two days. It's also around twice as much as recent tough guy disappointments like Parker ($2.15 million), The Last Stand ($2.03 million), and Bullet to the Head ($1.74 million). Still, the movie is only projected to earn around $11.5 million this weekend, which is nothing to write home about.In second place, Identity Thief fell 37 percent to an estimated $4.1 million (or around $40,000 less than Snitch). Universal is projecting a weekend gross north of $13 million, which will be good for first place. »

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