BOX OFFICE: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD To Take The #1 Spot This Presidents Day Weekend

Despite being panned by critics (you can read my review by clicking HERE), A Good Day To Die Hard is set to take the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend. Hit the jump for details and all the latest figures!

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By Josh Wilding - 2/16/2013

Early estimates are in for the 4-day Presidents weekend in North America and it's A Good Day To Die Hard which has managed to nab the top spot at the box office following its release on Valentine's Day. However, it didn't really face an awful lot of competition as none of this weekend's new releases have been met with a particularly positive response from critics. A Good Day To Die Hard has the advantage in the respect that its the fifth instalment in a beloved franchise and features a big action star like Bruce Willis. According to Deadline, it took $8.2 million on Thursday, $7.6 million yesterday and an estimated $29.5 million for the weekend. That will give it a 5-day Holiday total of $37.3 million. Are you planning on checking it out this weekend?






Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack ­– unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.


STARRING:

Bruce Willis as John McClane
Jai Courtney as John "Jack" McClane, Jr.
Cole Hauser as Collins
Sebastian Koch as Komorov
Yuliya Snigir as Irina
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Lucy McClane

RELEASE DATE: Out Now!


Source: Deadline
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Superior - 2/16/2013, 6:29 AM
This film lucked up this weekend, but it did pretty good from what I was expecting.
marvel72 - 2/16/2013, 6:35 AM
a good day to die hard........

birthday overdose of drink & viagra in a strip club or brothal.
Jollem - 2/16/2013, 6:43 AM
it was a good die hard movie. i haven't heard any specific or valid or credible reasons why it's not. just broad statements and generalizations. lot's of cliche

my whole theater was with it the entire ride. really. not just saying that. a critic is just anyone else with an opinion, not any different than you or me

great action and special/practical effects, decent story, decent villains, bruce being bruce, good cinematography. good, fun die hard movie
TheLight - 2/16/2013, 6:49 AM
Yipee ki yay.
DonBeastly - 2/16/2013, 7:37 AM
I'm kinda dissappointed with it.
I watched the Die Hard marathon and was SO excited for it. I love the previous 4 and I thought this was a good action movie. Just not a good Die Hard movie. Going in, I thought he would be more "McClane" like he was in 1-3 based on the trailers but I felt like they decided to substitute action for dialogue. I need to watch it again, i still liked it, just not what I was hoping for. Idk. I haven't figured it out yet.
DukeAcureds - 2/16/2013, 7:52 AM
Further confirmation that the human race must be destroyed.
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/16/2013, 8:36 AM
Action goes little over the top. Thats my only complain.
John McClane is not Superman.
Battabing - 2/16/2013, 9:40 AM
Yeah, after that truck flipped, he walked out without a scratch!

I was like, "Yeah right."
menace0723 - 2/16/2013, 10:54 AM
After commiting to sitting in a theater for 12 hours during the Die Hard marathon, I thought this would be the icing on the cake. It was not... If this wasn't call Die Hard, it would have been a straight to DVD release. This makes Live Free look like a masterpiece.
Jollem - 2/16/2013, 11:29 AM
yet, no real specific reason WHY the movie "sucked"

besides; "the action was over the top". really? really? you do know it was a DIE HARD movie, right? there's gonna be crazy action. i guess no one warned ya :)

can anybody come up with ONE good, credible reason why the whole movie "sucked"?

anyone?
BackwardGalaxy - 2/16/2013, 12:31 PM
There's very little story and he's basically a superhero now. The action pieces were pretty memorable. It was fun enough.
Jollem - 2/16/2013, 1:15 PM
@LizardKing71 -better villains than 2 and 3. the action scenes were many and great and a lot were not cliche. over the top, yes. it's a die hard movie. buckle in

"McClane was too accepting of all the ridiculous things happening."

that's kinda what he does...

he's not indestructible. he gets fricked up, and he survives. why? because he's the damn hero of the movie

if your biggest gripes are that there was too much crazy action for a die hard movie, well then, i don't know what to tell ya

@BackwardGalaxy - there was a more in-depth story than in the avengers, but i wouldn't say the avengers "sucked"
AmazingFantasy - 2/16/2013, 3:19 PM
I think these movies have cleary outgone what they needed to be, not 5th in the franchise and even more.

Nevertheless, people still see them becuause of Mr. willis.
Jollem - 2/16/2013, 3:40 PM
@LizardKing71 - i really didn't care for the brother. what was cliche about the russian villain? the villain in 2 was lame, but the movie ups him from not being lame? a daughter about to screw over her father is boring?

yeah, and in the movies sometimes he pretty much says that; "this is what i do"

yeah, he's fought helicopters, 'cause that's what he does sometimes

you can actually be in chernobyl without any kind of protection for hours and hours before you are in any danger of radiation

why call it die hard? because he's [frick]ing john mcclane. enjoy the ride or don't get on the rollercoaster in the first place

relatable? this is a dude with family issues that are explored in different ways in the movies. how often do you relate to the heroes in badass action movies with the hero doing all kinds of craziness? it's fun and he's a great character is why people like john mcclane. no, it's not commando, it's mcclane. he goes bigger and badder each time

enjoy the rollercoaster ride for what it is. good, crazy fun
Jollem - 2/16/2013, 6:41 PM
actually, i thought the daughter really was going to betray the father, so that was neat

i liked olyphant better and i think the weakest in the series has always been 2

he doesn't have to say it all the time

or...john friggin' mcclane

the statue of liberty is nothing like the chernobyl site

i say that because it was a die hard movie. a lot of your complaints are from the fact that there is stuff in this movie that is similar to what happens in most every die hard movie. that makes no sense

for example: do i relate to riddick in his movies? not so much. i'm not a convict or a badass murderer. but i like the character

do i relate to brad pitt's character in se7en? maybe in some ways if you really get at it, but not what makes up the majority of his character. but i still like the character

do i relate to john mcclane? not really so much

do you see the point?

"as long as they try, just [frick]ing try to make it relatable. thats why people like john mcclane. this isnt [frick]ing commando"

no...he's fricking john mcclane and that's why people like him
thegamedrex - 2/16/2013, 9:23 PM
They said specifically in the preview for this movie, there is non-stop action from start to finish, I skeet you not that's exactly what they gave you, I was looking for a break during the movie to get away from the bullets in Imax doby digital stereo, but I loved this movie.

If you have and issue for what this movie is about you clearly have not remembered the last four damn movies,for the criminal its all about the money(die hard three tried to kick in some revenge, but you can never kill a mcClain), and 3 out of 5 of the movies its a russian bad guy. die hard 2 and die hard 4 were American bad guys you gotta love they took it out of America for once.

Why people expect the exact same mcclain I have no idea, if he was the same you would complain about how unreal it was for and older man mcclain to act like some young vibrant stud, hell die hard six will about both kids with the mother involved i hope.yeah I just called it their will be a six in 3 year if not sooner within 2 years.

Great movie great mcclain and they have cleared up my long desired question of what about the kids and what happens to them as they aged from the first one.
Jollem - 2/16/2013, 11:03 PM
@LizardKing71 -

and i make no apologies for it :)

we disagree, then

first you say he didn't, now you say he does?

i see what you're saying now, but i don't think that was cliche

you were saying you didn't like the crazy die hardness of die hard

i was trying to point out not every character i like i relate to

i know what makes a die hard film a die hard film, and 5 was a good die hard film

actually, he wasn't so much the hal i know, and the movie itself was ultimately disappointing, but that has nothing to do with mcclane being the badass character that we all know and love :)
Jollem - 2/16/2013, 11:04 PM
thegamedrex gets it :)
Jollem - 2/17/2013, 12:54 AM
@LizardKing71 - first, are you a Doors fan?

that could be true, but back to the original point, yes, john is used to crazy things happening. fact

dude, it's john. he gets hurt, then shrugs it off like a badass. like in every die hard movie. fact

i agree. fact :)

hehe

i'm pretty sure die hard fans saw the same john we all know and love. i did. good die hard flick. and i still haven't heard one valid, credible reason or point why it's not. fact :)
J0RELLC00LJ - 2/17/2013, 7:34 AM
I seem to like this Jai Courtney enough, but when his head is shaved, sometimes all I can see is what would happen if Michael Rosenbaum were to take the super-soldier serum, lol.
thegamedrex - 2/17/2013, 5:32 PM
For everyone in the room, no critic in here or anywhere can curve or change your perspective of if you like a movie or not. some people may over value their own opinion when judging a movie, as most critics do. This movies story line was fast, majority of the story line in honesty took place before the movie started, they admitted by having brief explanations of why the bad guy is the bad guy, other wise it would have been a long scene showing his life before all this happened. If you were looking for deeper a explanation a history shot, this was not the movie for you. If you were looking for a knock out drag out movie this is what you got.

No Hollywood movie has captured action better then jackie chan, as this was chopped up a lot for action scenes it got hard to see where things were going some times but still good. until we get actors willing to do jackie chan type acting and stunts movies will have this particular flaw of flash action. still good action non the less. this was a die hard movie for the older mcclain and they showed him to be what he was an aging hero coming to save his what is thought to be a bad apple of a son.

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