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Jack the Giant Slayer has been one of those overbudgeted, troubled productions that lumbered into release.  The studio delayed the original 2012 release (never a good sign), rumors had the budget escalating well over $200 million, and the lack of a major star above the title had everyone involved worried.  It turns out they were right.  The fairy tale adventure brought in $27 million dollars in its opening weekend.  Jack has become this year's John Carter.  A big, overpriced spectacle that will struggle to get to $70 million in North America.   Nicholas Hoult may be this year's Taylor Kitsch.

Identity Thief continues to be an unstoppable, bulldozer sized comedy that shows no signs of slowing down.  A month since it's release, the film remains in the number two slot with $10 million in ticket sales.  Melissa McCarthy has quickly become a hot commodity and her price tag is escalating with every subsequent week.  Identity Thief »

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