14 February 2013 3:42 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

After a few very slow weeks at the box office, four new nationwide releases should help bolster business over the long Presidents Day weekend. Among the Valentine's Day openers, A Good Day to Die Hard*which is the fifth entry in the decades-old franchise*should have no problem claiming the top spot, though Nicholas Sparks adaptation Safe Haven and fantasy adaptation Beautiful Creatures are also poised to do well. Animated feature Escape From Planet Earth also lands in theaters this weekend, though it's unclear if family audiences even know it's coming out.The Die Hard franchise has been a consistent box office performer since its inception nearly 25 years ago. The first movie*which is widely considered one of the best action movies ever*earned $83 million, which made it the seventh-highest-grossing movie of 1988. Die Hard 2: Die Harder and Die Hard: With A Vengeance weren't as widely liked, but they both »

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