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.