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'A Good Day to Die Hard' tops box office with $25 million

Bruce Willis returns to his action filled role of veteran cop John McClane for the fifth time in 'A Good Day to Die Hard.'
February 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
"Die Hard" fans had an impressive turnout at the box office this weekend, making "A Good Day to Die Hard" the No. 1 movie in America.

The fifth install in the "Die Hard" franchise debuted with $25 million this weekend. The movie comes 25 years after the original "Die Hard," which revolves around a relentless New York City Cop played by Bruce Willis.

"Identity Thief" took the No. 2 spot with $23.4 million. Third place went to "Safe Haven," based on the novel by "The Notebook" author Nicholas Sparks.

"Escape From Planet Earth" came in fourth with just over $16 million, and "Warm Bodies" rounded out the top five, bringing in $9 million.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "A Good Day to Die Hard," $25 million ($61.5 million international).
2. "Identity Thief," $23.4 million ($180,000 international).
3. "Safe Haven," $21.4 million ($2.6 million international).
4. "Escape from Planet Earth," $16.1 million.
5. "Warm Bodies," $9 million ($4.9 million international).
6. "Beautiful Creatures," $7.5 million ($5.4 million international).
7. "Side Effects," $6.3 million.
8. "Silver Linings Playbook," $6.1 million ($6.5 million international).
9. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," $3.5 million ($9.5 million international).
10. "Zero Dark Thirty," $3.1 million ($2.9 million international).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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