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‘Identity Thief’ takes top spot at box office

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Hollywood’s latest films performed tepidly at the box office this weekend, with Melissa McCarthy’s ‘‘Identity Thief’’ returning to the top spot in its third week of release. The comedy earned $14.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, enough to regain the box-office title after losing it last week to the Bruce Willis action sequel ‘‘A Good Day to Die Hard.’’ One of the two new films, the Dwayne ‘‘The Rock’’ Johnson action film ‘‘Snitch,’’ opened with $13 million. The other new release, ‘‘Dark Skies,’’ with Keri Russell, netted $8.9 million.

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“Oscars carpet isn’t quite red . . . what would u call it? Bordeaux?” - Ryan Seacrest, assessing the red-ish carpet at the Oscars.

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