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Die Hard blasts to top at box office

added: 18 Feb 2013 // by: Film-News.co.uk Newsdesk 

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(Cover) - EN Movies - A Good Day to Die Hard triumphed at the domestic box office this Presidents’ Day US holiday weekend.

The fifth instalment in the Die Hard movie franchise earned $25 million in its debut. Bruce makes his return as John McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard, which hit cinemas on Valentine’s Day. Jai Courtney stars as John’s son Jack and sees the pair team up against the underworld forces. A Good Day to Die Hard had a production budget of $92 million and has amassed a worldwide total of just under $113 million thus far.

Comedienne Melissa McCarthy’s Identity Thief took second place this weekend hauling in $23.4 million. The Seth Gordon picture sees Melissa play Diana, a woman who steals the identity of a man played by Jason Bateman. The film has gross domestic sales of $70.7 million in its second week at theatres and Identity Thief cost $35 million to produce.

Safe Haven secured third position in its box office premier with theatre sales totalling $21.4 million. Josh Duhamel stars alongside Julianne Hough in the romantic drama, which is based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. Julianne’s character must face a dark skeleton in her closet when she meets Josh’s persona and falls in love. Safe Haven was also released on February 14 and is now profitable, amassing total gross sales of $30.3 million.

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