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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Jack’ Slays ‘Identity Thief’

Jack the Giant Slayer

Nicholas Hoult is not faring too well as a box office star.

Though Jack and the Giant Slayer took number one at the box office, the Bryan Singer-directed thriller only raked in $27.2 million - a sad fraction of its $195 million budget. Last week's number one film, Identity Thief, managed to only dip down to number two with $9.7 million while 21 and Over debuted at number three with $8.7 million. Summit's Snitch dropped two spots to number four with $7.8 million while horror film The Last Exorcism Part II debuted at number 5 with $7.7 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Identity Thief’ Takes Back Top Spot

Identity Thief

You can't keep a good thief down.

After dipping to the number two spot last week to A Good Day to Die Hard, the Jason Bateman/Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief managed to earn the most this week with $14 million to reclaim its top spot. Dwayne Johnson's film Snitch debuted at number two with $13 million while Escape from Planet Earth dropped one spot from last week to number four with $11 million. Safe Haven also fell one spot to number four with $10.6 million while the latest Die Hard installment fell four spots from the top spot, earning $10 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Latest ‘Die Hard’ Film Barely Outperforms ‘Identify Thief’

A Good Day to Die Hard

This weekend apparently weren't good enough days for Die Hard.

Though the latest installment in the Bruce Willis-fronted Die Hard series debuted at number one this weekend with $25 million, it barely made more than the runner-up (and last week's number one film) Identity Thief, which took in $23.4 million. The Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough romantic vehicle Safe Haven opened to the number three spot with $21.4 million. The animated film Escape from Planet Earth was also a newcomer this weekend, earning $16 million to secure its place at number four while Warm Bodies slipped three spots to number five with $9 million.

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Fire Ruins Bruce Willis’ Latest Die Hard Set

Bruce WillisA fire broke out on the set of Bruce Willis' latest movie on Thursday.

The set of A Good Day to Die Hard in Budapest, Hungary, burst into flames after a pyrotechnics stunt went wrong. "No one was injured by the flames, which occurred during a pyrotechnics stunt just after midnight CET on Thursday, and were contained a short while later. Bruce Willis, was not on set, nor were other principal cast. Principal photography on the movie began in April in Budapest, and is expected to wrap late summer," a statement from 20th Century Fox read.

Bruce's stunt double, who was shooting the scene - part of the fifth movie in the Die Hard series - was able to escape easily and uninjured from the scene.

According to website Perez Hilton, Bruce - who plays the film's hero, John McClane - was back in his hotel at the time of the disaster, but rushed back to the set to help clear equipment from the fire's dangerous path.

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