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The fifth installment in the ‘Die Hard’ series exploded with $25 million as ‘Identity Theft’ dropped to second place with $23.4 million.
The blood-soaked machismo of Bruce Willis powered the action thriller “A Good Day to Die Hard” to box office supremacy with a never-say-die weekend haul of $25 million.
A quarter-century after the original “Die Hard” catapulted Willis into superstardom, the franchise’s fifth flick made mincemeat of the critics who dissed it with mediocre reviews.
“He’s one of the few old-guard action stars who still has a solid career going,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a box-office tracker for Hollywood.com.
The road comedy “Identity Thief” also made out like a bandit — capturing the No. 2 slot by scamming its way to $23.4 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada.
Trailing the laughfest was the romance “Safe Haven,” which pulled in $21.4 million.
Grabbing the No. 4 spot was “Escape from Planet Earth,” an animated flick about aliens, which raked in $16.1 million. And sleepwalking its way into the No. 5 post was rom-com zombie thriller “Warm Bodies,” which scored $9 million. [Source]