Weekend Box Office: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Kills with $25 Million, IDENTITY THIEF Steals 2nd with $23 Million, SAFE HAVEN Secures 3rd with $21 Million

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A Good Day to Die Hard turned in a good weekend at the box office with $25 million, netting $33 million since its Valentine’s Day opening.  It looked like the Nicholas Sparks adaptation Safe Haven was going to secure the second spot with $21 million, but Identity Thief stole the silver with $23 million.  The comedy, starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, now has $70 million in just 10 days.  Check out the full rundown of the weekend’s Top 10 below:

Title Weekend Total
1 A Good Day to Die Hard $25,000,000 $33.2
2 Identity Thief $23,437,000 $70.7
3 Safe Haven $21,430,000 $30.3
4 Escape from Planet Earth $16,066,000 $16.1
5 Warm Bodies $9,000,000 $50.2
6 Beautiful Creatures $7,460,000 $10.0
7 Side Effects $6,307,000 $19.0
8 Silver Linings Playbook $6,088,000 $98.5
9 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters $3,470,000 $49.7
10 Zero Dark Thirty $3,100,00 $88.0

escape-from-planet-earth-movieWhile it wasn’t much of a surprise that A Good Day to Die Hard would claim the top box office spot, the overwhelmingly negative reviews might have tempered audience expectations a bit.  Matt’s review was in line with critics, but the disparity with Die Hard fans was apparently worth over $30 million.  Identity Thief is another example of a critical whipping post that is making absolute box office bank while apparently entertaining fans.  The trend continues with fans of Nicholas Sparks coming out in droves with the romantic drama Safe Haven harboring over $30 million since Valentine’s Day.

Rounding out the top five is Escape from Planet Earth, the new release and first animated theatrical feature from Canada’s Rainmaker Entertainment and Jonathan Levine’s zomromcom Warm Bodies.  The new release of Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures had an ugly opening, landing outside the top five at number six with about $7.5 million.  If the filmmakers were hoping that this supernatural romance adaptation would be the next Twilight, they were left heartbroken this Valentine’s Day weekend.

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  • gcm443

    I’m glad Die Hard finished on top. Maybe if it does well enough a better sequel will be made to end this series the right way

  • Rahuldravid

    Cmon is this visual crap is not enough for you..its better if they wrap up the die hard series once and for all or otherwise they’ll keep making stupid films for the sake of money and will again disappoint the die hard fans of DIE HARD!!

  • J Wilson

    http://kennybloggerly.tumblr.com/post/43290006894/a-good-day-to-die-hard-or-of-course-it-sucked-it

    I liked Die Hard 5…so did this guy. A lot of salient points…

  • Vance

    DIE HARD 4 was on tv this weekend, and it was high art, compared to 5. $25 million is okay, but this one isn’t tracking as well as the last. Remember, action flicks drop at least 50% on the second weekend, and word of mouth won’t be good. Unlike the last, A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD won’t come close to $100 million domestically.

  • Vance

    DIE HARD 4 was on tv this weekend, and it was high art, compared to 5. $25 million is okay, but this one isn\’t tracking as well as the last. Remember, action flicks drop at least 50% on the second weekend, and word of mouth won\’t be good. Unlike the last, A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD won\’t come close to $100 million domestically.

  • Bruce LeeRoy

    Waaaaaaaaah Back Fist!! Look at what we have here NOW Die Hard 4 Is Better Than 5 LMMFAO!! First off if you know anything about Die Hard you would know that 1and 3 are the best so you don’t know shit sorry dude!! Die Hard 4 C’MON SON stop making me LMMFAO!! Man Can’t wait for 6 this one was good for what it was worth can’t wait to own it on bootleg!!! Bring Back Samuel L Jackson!!

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  • Guess What

    I have no intention of seeing DH5, but surely this just proves no one cares what critics think or say. Anyone that thinks they should be paid to tell people their opinion on something that is absolutely subjective is nothing but a narcissistic cretin who’s too lazy to get a real job.

    • Um, Sure

      This proves there are plenty of stupid people who are easily separated from their money. But yeah, it’s the critics that are the problem. Riiiiight.

  • Guess What

    I have no intention of seeing DH5, but surely this just proves no one cares what critics think or say. Anyone that thinks they should be paid to tell people their opinion on something that is absolutely subjective is nothing but a narcissistic cretin who\’s too lazy to get a real job.

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