Monday February 18, 2013 07:24
Bruce Willis’ fifth Die Hard reigns supreme at US cinemas
New York (dpa) – Bruce Willis may be nearly 58, but he can still bully his way to the top of the chart. This weekend, his A Good Day to Die Hard debuted with 25 million dollars, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
Two other films were breathing down his neck – Identity Thief, with 23.4 million dollars, and Safe Haven, with 21.4 million dollars.
In his fifth John McClane film, Willis pairs up with son Jack (Jai Courtney) in Russia to fight against intrigue, terrorists and insurgents.
If the explosions and booms of A Good Day to Die Hard are not to one’s liking, film fans could find the softer Safe haven next door, a tragic romance based on the book by writer Nicholas Sparks.
The cartoon film Escape From Planet Earth occupied fourth place, with 16 million dollars, with voices from Brendan Fraser and Jessica Alba.
Zero Dark Thirty, the fictionalized version of the killing of Osama bin Laden and a candidate for best film at the Oscars on February 24, dropped to 10th place from seventh and took in 3.1 million dollars.
Filling in the middle ground were Warm Bodies (9 million dollars); Beautiful Creatures (7.5 million dollars); Side Effects (6.3 million dollars); Silver linings Playbook (6 million dollars); and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (3.5 million dollars).