Good news for Dwayne Johnson. His new action flick, "Snitch," is leading the weekend with $4.14 million across 2,511 theaters on Friday. "Snitch" stars The Rock as John Matthews, a father who is faced with deciding what lengths he will go to protect his son who is facing jail time for drug distribution. Also featuring Susan Sarandon and Benjamin Bratt, "Snitch" is on pace for a weekend gross of $11.5 million, THR reports.
Taking a close second was Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy's "Identity Thief." The comedy brought in $4.1 million across 3,222 theaters on Friday, bringing its total domestic gross to $83.7 million. "Identity Thief" has received mixed reviews from critics and earned a B CinemaScore from moviegoers.
"Safe Haven," an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, came in third on Friday. Starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, "Safe Haven" made $3.5 million across 3,223 theaters on Friday. The romance has grossed $40.98 domestically since its Feb. 14 release.
Keri Russell's "Dark Skies" also opened this weekend, taking the number four spot for Friday. The thriller made $3.1 million across 2,313 theaters.
Rounding out the top five was the latest installment in the "Die Hard" franchise, "A Good Day To Die Hard." The action flick made $2.8 million across 3,555 theaters on Friday, reaching a total domestic gross of $44.6 million since its release.
'Gangster Squad' (Jan. 11)
Bumped from 2012 after the tragic murders at a "Dark Knight Rises" screening in Aurora, Colo. this past July, "Gangster Squad" puts Ryan Gosling back in theaters for the first time since 2011.
'The Last Stand' (Jan. 18)
He told you he'd be back.
'Warm Bodies' (Feb. 1)
Nicholas Hoult (Jennifer Lawrence's boyfriend) stars as a zombie who finds love in this comedy from "50/50" director Jonathan Levine.
'Side Effects' (Feb. 8)
Steven Soderbergh's final theatrical film co-stars his "Magic Mike" muse Channing Tatum, so you know it must be good.
'Identity Thief' (Feb. 8)
Get used to seeing Melissa McCarthy. The "Bridesmaids" scene-stealer stars in two high profile comedies in 2013. "Identity Thief" is the first. From "Horrible Bosses" director Seth Gordon.
'A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III' (Feb. 8)
Actual movie alert: Jason Schwartzman (!), Bill Murray (!!) and Charlie Sheen (!!!) star in a new comedy from director Roman Coppola.
'A Good Day To Die Hard' (Feb. 14)
Happy Valentine's Day, motherf---er!
'Stoker' (March 1)
Fresh off her wet and wild performance in "The Paperboy," Nicole Kidman stars as mommie dearest in "Stoker," the English-language debut from director Park Chan-wook ("Oldboy").
'Oz The Great and Powerful' (March 8)
We're off to see the wizard, and he looks like ... James Franco.
'Admission' (March 8)
Tina Fey and Paul Rudd made a movie together so you can die now.
'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' (March 15)
Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi star as a pair of fading Las Vegas magicians who try to overcome a younger(ish) upstart played by Jim Carrey. This one has the best bad wigs since "Kingpin." Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini co-star to help with your "Argo"/"Zero Dark Thirty" fanfic.
'G.I. Joe Retaliation' (March 29)
Go, Joe! Set for release in the summer of 2012, "G.I. Joe Retaliation" will arrive in theaters in 2013 with more dimensions (it's in 3D) and more Channing Tatum (reshoots were done to add the 2012 It-Boy to further scenes).
'Place Beyond the Pines' (March 29)
More Gosling! 2012 was unfortunately devoid of The Gos, but 2013 will feel like 2011 all over again. In addition to "Gangster Squad," Gosling stars with Bradley Cooper in this indie thriller from Derek Cianfrance ("Blue Valentine").
'The Heat' (April 5)
Sandra Bullock + Melissa McCarthy + "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig (x) M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls" = !!
'The Company You Keep' (April 5)
Robert Redford directs an all-star cast (including himself) in this political thriller.
'42' (April 12)
A look at how Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to break baseball's color barrier. Harrison Ford (and some hilarious make-up left over from "J. Edgar") stars as Branch Rickey.
'To The Wonder' (April 12)
According to star Ben Affleck, "To the Wonder" makes "The Tree of Life" look like "Transformers." Terrence Malick forever, y'all!
'Oblivion' (April 19)
Tom Cruise stars as <strike>WALL*E</strike> an engineer working on the remnants of Earth to repair drones in the post-apocalyptic future. Spoiler: He's not alone. From director Joseph Kosinski ("TRON: Legacy").
'Pain & Gain' (April 26)
Michael Bay's own private "Out of Sight": The passion project -- based on a Miami New Times article series -- stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as a pair of steroid-addled bodybuilders whose kidnapping and extortion plans go wrong.
'Iron Man 3' (May 3)
He's back and darker than ever -- at least judging from the trailers thus far. Director Shane Black ("Kiss Kiss Bang Bang") replaced Jon Favreau.
'The Great Gatsby' (May 10)
All Gats everything. Baz Luhrmann -- with some help from Jay-Z -- adapts the famed F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of excess in West Egg. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the title great one; Tobey Maguire is Nick Carraway.
'Star Trek Into Darkness' (May 17)
Secrets: The final frontier. J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel is a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in three dimensions. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the bad guy who isn't Khan. (Or is he?)
'Frances Ha' (May 17)
The 2012 festival favorite stars Greta Gerwig as the title Frances, a young woman who doesn't totally have her life together (but does have it together enough to dance down the street while David Bowie plays on the soundtrack). Noah Baumbach directs.
'The Hangover Part III' (May 24)
Last call for The Wolf Pack.
'Fast Six' (May 24)
Yep, another one.
'After Earth' (June 7)
Will Smith stars with his son Jaden Smith in the latest from M. Night Shyamalan.
'Now You See Me' (June 7)
What happens when "Inception" meets "The Prestige"? This, apparently.
'The Internship' (June 7)
You never got that "Wedding Crashers" sequel, so "The Internship" will have to suffice. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson star, of course.
'Man of Steel' (June 14)
You will believe Zack Snyder can make a good movie.
'This Is The End' (June 14)
The incredibly filthy (and funny) red band trailer above does more to goose enthusiasm than any little blurb could ever hope. Early contender for the most lolarious movie of 2013.
'World War Z' (June 21)
Brad Pitt fights zombies.
'Monsters University' (June 21)
This prequel to "Monsters Inc." takes Sully and Mike back to college.
'White House Down' (June 28)
Jamie Foxx is the President of the United States. Channing Tatum is the Secret Service agent in charge of protecting him. Roland Emmerich is the director. This is going to be the most ridiculous(ly awesome) blockbuster of 2013.
'The Lone Ranger' (July 3)
Johnny Depp plays Tonto in this big-screen adaptation of "The Lone Ranger" from "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski.
'Pacific Rim' (July 12)
Monsters vs. robots!
'Grown Ups 2' (July 12)
Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James reunite for another installment of "Grown Ups." From the files of "why not?": Taylor Lautner co-stars.
'Elysium' (Aug. 9)
Neill Blomkamp's last film was "District 9," so everyone should be sufficiently excited for "Elysium." Matt Damon and Jodie Foster star.
'R.I.P.D.' (July 19)
Nothing says summer action duo like Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds.
'The Wolverine' (July 26)
He's back and better than ever. At least that's what everybody hopes following "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
'The To-Do List' (Aug. 16)
Aubrey Plaza's indie sex comedy stars your favorite people (Plaza, Rachel Bilson, Connie Britton, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Andy Samberg).
'Runner Runner' (Sept. 27)
Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake go toe-to-toe in this drama about online gambling
'Delivery Man' (Oct. 4)
Vince Vaughn is back in a new comedy about a man who realizes his many trips to the sperm bank 20 years earlier led to 533 children. Yep. TV faves Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders co-star.
'Captain Phillips' (Oct. 11)
The first of two potential Oscar movies from Tom Hanks focuses on Richard Phillips, who took on Somali pirates and survived. Paul Greengrass (the "Bourne" franchise) directs.
'Oldboy' (Oct. 11)
Spike Lee's remake of the cult South Korean film from Chan-wook Park stars Josh Brolin as a revenge-seeking mystery man.
'The World's End' (Oct. 25)
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright. See you there.
'Thor: The Dark World' (Nov. 8)
Move over, Avengers. The sequel to "Thor" puts your favorite god (Chris Hemsworth) back in front of his own movie.
'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' (Nov. 22)
The odds are good you'll see the "Hunger Games" sequel over Thanksgiving next year.
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' (Dec. 13)
Bring a snack.
'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' (Dec. 20)
He's Ron Burgundy. Again.
'Monuments Men' (Dec. 20)
What's cooler than being cool? George Clooney's World War II-era heist thriller, which stars Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Daniel Craig.
'Saving Mr. Banks' (Dec. 20)
Tom Hanks' second Oscar bid is about Walt Disney's efforts to make "Mary Poppins."