15 February 2013 7:54 AM, PST | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

Friday 7:45 Am, 5th Update Writethru: Valentine’s Day numbers are differing widely among my sources. But both Fox’s critically panned Bruce Willis franchise A Good Day To Die Hard (3,552 theaters) and Relativity’s critically panned romantic drama Safe Haven (3,223 theaters) ”performed well” even according to rival studios. And both earned ‘B+’ CinemaScores from audiences which should help word of mouth. As expected, romance author Nicholas Sparks won Valentine’s Day with $8.9M. Close behind, because when you think of romance you think of the Die Hard franchise, is the Bruce Willis actioner with around $8.1M. But it should win the long 5-day Presidents Day weekend. Universal’s holdover Identity Thief will be #3 with around $5.3M. Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate’s two week old Warm Bodies became #4 with around $2.5M. And, to complete the Top Five, Thursday’s third opener was Warner Bros’ Beautiful Creatures (2,950 theaters) which earned a ‘B »

- NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief

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