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"A Good Day to Die Hard" Tops Holiday Weekend Box Office

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Presidents Day weekend was a good time to see Bruce Willis on the big screen.

Willis' sequel A Good Day to Die Hard opened in first place over the holiday weekend, earning an estimated $29.3 million from Friday through Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth film in the series, features Willis reprising his role of tough cop John McClane.  It has raked in $37.5 million since debuting last Thursday.

Last week's box office champ, Identity Thief, slipped to the second spot, with $27.9 million.

The romantic drama Safe Haven debuted in third place, earning $25.2 million.  It has made $34 million since its release on Valentine's Day.

The animated film Escape From Planet Earth, which opened on Friday, finished in fourth place, with $21 million.

Beautiful Creatures premiered in sixth place, collecting $8.9 million during the four-day weekend and $11.5 million since it hit theaters on Thursday.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Monday, with estimated ticket sales, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

1. A Good Day to Die Hard, $29.3 million.
2. Identity Thief, $27.9 million.
3. Safe Haven, $25.2 million.
4. Escape From Planet Earth, $21 million
5. Warm Bodies, $10.3 million.
6. Beautiful Creatures, $8.9 million.
7. Side Effects, $7.8 million.
8. Silver Linings Playbook, $7.6 million.
9. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, $4.2 million.
10. Zero Dark Thirty, $3.6 million.

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Release Date for Fifth 'Die Hard' Film Announced

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- 20th Century Fox has announced the fifth Die Hard film, A Good Day to Die Hard, will be released on Feb. 14, 2013.

The film will again see Bruce Willis playing the NYPD cop with a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, John McClane.

Just as Live Free or Die Hard featured McClane's daughter Lucy, this one is said to star an as-yet-uncast younger actor playing Willis' son, John Jr., reports.  The character was only glimpsed -- as a child -- in the original Die Hard.

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