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'Die Hard' takes weekend box office honor

Feb. 17, 2013 at 12:43 PM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- "A Good Day to Die Hard," the latest in Bruce Willis' ongoing "Die Hard" series, won the weekend box office with $25 million in receipts.

"Identity Thief," starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, was second with $23.43 million.

All studio estimates of gross North American receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"Safe Haven" was a close third with $21.43 million; "Escape From Planet Earth" was fourth with $16.066 million; "Warm Bodies" fifth with $9 million; "Beautiful Creatures (2013)" sixth with $7.46 million.

"Side Effects (2013)" seventh with $6.307 million; "Silver Linings Playbook" eighth; "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" ninth with $3.470 million.

"Zero Dark Thirty" was 10th with $3.1 million.

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