The Latest “Die Hard” Slays the Box Office

a_good_day_to_die_hard_movie_posterUnlike his peers Schwarzenegger and Stallone, Bruce Willis still has some box office punch. While the former stars recent films both tanked in January, Willis scored another hit with the latest in his Die Hard series, A Good Day to Die Hard, which opened to a good $29 million over the long President’s Day weekend and $37 million since Valentine’s Day. The horribly reviewed movie (which is pretty darn ridiculous and awful, but in a fun bad way~ my grade: C-) also opened well internationally with a global come of $117 million for its first weekend. Looks like Bruce is still the best bad a$$ of them all… Willis held off the new romance Safe Haven which opened well despite similarly awful reviews with a nice $25 million for the weekend and $34 million since Vday. Also opening was the animated film Escape from Planet Earth with a better than expected $21 million for is first four days…. The final film opening this weekend was the latest YA adaptation, Beautiful Creatures, which was a big turkey with only $11 million for its first five days…. For more on all the numbers, head to Box Office Mojo here and check out the new top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N A Good Day to Die Hard Fox $29,300,000 – 3,553 – $8,247 $37,539,000 $92 1
2 1 Identity Thief Uni. $27,884,000 -19.3% 3,165 +24 $8,810 $75,172,000 $35 2
3 N Safe Haven Rela. $25,170,000 – 3,223 – $7,809 $34,000,000 $28 1
4 N Escape From Planet Earth Wein. $21,042,000 – 3,288 – $6,400 $21,042,000 $40 1
5 2 Warm Bodies Sum. $10,250,000 -9.7% 2,897 -112 $3,538 $51,471,000 – 3
6 N Beautiful Creatures (2013) WB $8,925,000 – 2,950 – $3,025 $11,467,000 $60 1
7 3 Side Effects (2013) ORF $7,800,000 -16.2% 2,605 – $2,994 $20,621,000 – 2
8 4 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $7,630,000 +18.7% 2,202 -607 $3,465 $100,004,000 $21 14
9 5 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Par. $4,180,000 -27.3% 2,103 -1,182 $1,988 $50,409,000 $50 4
10 7 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $3,600,000 -10.2% 1,522 -1,040 $2,365 $88,529,000 $40 9

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