Yippee Ki-Yay! 'Die Hard' Takes Over Box Office
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
February 17, 2013
Audiences agreed that it was a good weekend to die hard, as the fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise opened strong.
A Good Day to Die Hard is expected to pull in $28.2 million over the four-day holiday, beating out last weekend's winner, Identity Thief ($27.6 million), and Safe Haven ($25.4 million.
This weekend is on pace to be the biggest international opening in the history of the 25-year-old Die Hard franchise, as it held the top box office spot in many of the 63 markets where it's been released.
Escape from Planet Earth had a harder time getting off the ground, garnering $20.5 million. Warm Bodies dropped to fifth place with $10.9 million.