The fifth installment in the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, charged to the top of the box-office this weekend, taking in $25 million in its debut.
It narrowly beat out last week’s top money earner, Identity Thief. The comedy earned $23.4 million in its second week.
Safe Haven, the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, took third place with $21.4 million, well above forecasts, followed by the 3-D animated film Escape From Planet Earth, whose $16.1 million debut beat expectations by $3 million.
The zombie comedy Warm Bodies rounded out the top five with $9 million.
The only other major newcomer, the supernatural drama Beautiful Creatures, took the sixth spot with $7.5 million.