19 February 2013 2:23 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The battle between "Safe Haven" and "Beautiful Creatures" for young female moviegoers provided the biggest surprises at the President's Day weekend box office. "Safe Haven" won, in a knockout. Relativity Media's $28 million Nicholas Sparks romantic adaptation finished a strong third to "Good Day to Die Hard" and "Identity Thief," with $34 million since opening on Thursday – about $10 million more than analysts had expected. Alcon Entertainment's $60 million "Beautiful Creatures," the supernatural romance based on Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's young adult novel, managed around $11 million over the same stretch »

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