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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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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Identity Thief’ Steals Number One Spot

Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman in 'Identity Thief'

Rom-com zombie films are apparently no match for Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman.

The pair's Identity Thief generated enough laughs to help the film debut at number one at the box office this past weekend with $34.5 million, bumping Warm Bodies down to number two with $11.3 million. Steven Soderbergh's latest film Side Effects debuted with $9.3 million while Silver Linings Playbook followed with $6.4 million. Lastly, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters fell three spots to number five with $5.7 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Hansel & Gretel’ Takes Down Competition

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters faced more than the supernatural this weekend; despite Oscar-worthy opponents, the fairy tale action flick came out on top this past weekend, pulling in $19 million.

Coming in second was last week's number one film, Mama, with $12.8 million. Silver Linings Playbook held steady at number three with $10 million while its competition for the Best Picture Academy Award, Zero Dark Thirty, came in at number four with $9.8 million. Earning $7 million, newcomer Parker debuted this weekend at number five.

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