Box Office: Die Hard Beats Identity Thief

Beautiful Creatures, starring Viola Davis, fails to find audience.

Posted: 02/19/2013 09:00 AM EST

(Photo: Twentieth Century Fox)

It was a good weekend for Bruce Willis

A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment of the action franchise, eeked out a first place finish over the long weekend with $37.5 million, barely beating out last week's winner, Identity Thief, starring Melissa McCarthy and T.I. 

The popcorn flick, in which Willis reprises his breakthrough role, has fared much better than other muscle-powered films of late, including Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand and Sylvester Stallone's Bullet to the Head

Nicholas Sparks' romantic tear-jerker Safe Haven, starring Julianna Hough and Fergie's baby daddy Josh Duhamel, swooped into third place, stealing the thunder from Beautiful Creatures, which was also counting on the young female audience. Beautiful Creatures, starring Viola Davis, performed dismally with $11.5 million over five days, barely reaching sixth place on the box office charts. 

Of this Sunday's Oscar contenders only Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty are still in the top ten. 

Next week is a veritable parade of no-name, borderline B-movies (21 and Over, The Last Exorcism Part II) at the box office, while many big releases, such as Oz the Great and Powerful and G.I. Joe: Retaliation are waiting until after the Oscars to open. 

Get ready for the BET Experience, featuring Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly,  Erykah BaduKendrick Lamar and many more . Go here for more details and info on how to buy tickets.

 BET.com is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Videos You May Like

Related Topics

From Our Partners