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Bruce Willis’ A Good Day To Die Hard managed to avoid the recent fate of his action star colleagues’ most recent releases by winning the box office this weekend. However, it was a tight race, coming just ahead of Safe Haven.
A Good Day, the fifth Die Hard film, grossed $25 million from Friday to Sunday, reaching a four-day total of $33.2 million since its opening on Valentine’s Day. The film was also a big hit overseas, grossing $60.1 million over the weekend, notes The Hollywood Reporter. The film’s worldwide total is already up to $113.3 million.
While its domestic performance wasn’t all that great, Entertainment Weekly notes that it did much better compared to this year’s other action films. The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger earned just $12 million in four weekends, while Sylvester Stallone’s Bullet to the Head grossed just $10 million in three weekends. Parker and Broken City have also flopped.
Identity Thief came in second with $23.4 million over the weekend. It’s total is now up to $75 million domestically.
Safe Haven, another film based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, grossed $21.4 million over the weekend. Add in its Valentine’s Day gross and it’s up to $30.5 million. The film stars Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.
The animated Escape From Planet Earth did pretty well, opening to $16.1 million. It was distributed by the Weinstein Co. and produced by Rainmaker Entertainment.
Warm Bodies made it into the Top 5 with $9 million.
Of the three Valentine’s Day movies, Beautiful Creatures has fared the worst. The film made just $7.5 million over the weekend. It’s four-day total is up to just $10 million.