Box Office Report: Rex Reed Has 36 Million More Reasons to Hate Melissa McCarthy

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Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, complete with snarky commentary:

1.) “Identity Thief,” $36.6M–I’m sure most of you have read Rex Reed’s scathing review where the man takes numerous pot shots at Melissa McCarthy and her weight. (Since I don’t want to promote the review, I’m not linking to it.) Now, I have no problem if Reed finds McCarthy annoying as an actress, but what relevance does her body type have? It’s cruel and a scummy way to get attention. Plus, by Reed’s logic, does that make Shelley Duvall the best actress who ever lived?

2.) “Warm Bodies,” $11.5M–An ideal date movie: charming, funny, clever. It’s too bad “Safe Haven” is going to blow this out of the water next week.

3.) “Side Effects,” $10M–With Steven Soderbergh’s career winding down, I will say this: I loved the man’s variety.

4.) “Silver Linings Playbook,” $6.9M–Ever year, three or four movies come out that the public and critics adore but I cannot stand. In 2012, “Silver Linings Playbook” was probably on the top of the list.

5.) “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” $5.8M–Boy, that Gemma Artenton is pretty. Honestly, I have nothing more to say about this movie.


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