'A Good Day to Die Hard' #1, 'Identity Thief' #2 on Tuesday

on February 20, 2013 by Daniel Garris
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Fox's A Good Day to Die Hard took in $2.11 million to lead the daily box office on Tuesday. The fifth installment of the action franchise starring Bruce Willis fell 45 percent from Monday's Presidents Day performance. A Good Day to Die Hard has grossed $38.99 million through six days of release, which is below pre-release expectations. The film is currently running 4 percent behind the $40.54 million six-day start of 2008's Jumper (which fell 61 percent on its first Tuesday) and 26 percent behind the $52.68 million six-day take of 2007's Live Free or Die Hard.

Identity Thief placed in a close second on Tuesday with $1.87 million. Universal's modestly budgeted break-out comedy trailed A Good Day to Die Hard by $238,083 for the day. Identity Thief fell 51 percent from Monday and 34 percent from last Tuesday. The film continues to exceed expectations with a twelve-day start of $76.61 million, which places it 17 percent ahead of the $65.72 million twelve-day take of 2011's Just Go with It.

Relativity's Safe Have placed in third with $1.65 million. The romantic drama starring Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough was down 46 percent from Monday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. Safe Haven has grossed $34.95 million through six days, which is towards the high end of expectations and places the film 17 percent ahead of the $29.79 million six-day gross of 2008's Step Up 2 the Streets.

Escape From Planet Earth finished in fourth place with $1.30 million. The 3D computer animated film from The Weinstein Company was down 75 percent from Monday's inflated Presidents Day performance. Thanks in part to being the first real option for family audiences to be released since Christmas; Escape From Planet Earth has exceeded expectations with a five-day start of $22.40 million.

In other box office news, fellow Weinstein Company release Silver Linings Playbook topped the $100 million domestic mark on Tuesday. The David O. Russell directed film starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence placed in eighth for the day with $0.57 million and has grossed $100.36 million to date. Silver Linings Playbook didn't light the box office on fire when it was released back in November, but it has remained an extremely consistent performer in the months since then thanks in part to continuous strong word of mouth and awards season buzz.

Tags: Silver Linings Playbook, Escape From Planet Earth, Safe Haven, Identity Thief, A Good Day to Die Hard
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