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fifth movie in the Bruce Willis "Die Hard" franchise scored the biggest
box office action over a U.S. holiday weekend, beating out love story
"Safe Haven", which came in third.
"A Good Day to Die Hard," with
Willis returning as the tenacious wise-cracking hero John McClane,
pulled in $25 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters from Friday through
Sunday, according to studio estimates.
The tally was expected to top $35 million through Monday, the Presidents' Day holiday in the United States.
Hard" handily beat "Safe Haven," an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks
novel that was aimed at luring couples around Valentine's Day. The
movie, starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, pulled in $21.4 million
over three days. Both films opened on Thursday.
Last weekend's winner, Melissa McCarthy comedy "Identity Thief," took second place with $23.4 million.
Good Day to Die Hard" was released by 20th Century Fox, a unit of News
Corp. Relativity Media distributed "Safe Haven." "Identity Thief" was
released by Universal Pictures, a unit of Comcast Corp.