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UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 15th - Sunday 17th February 2013...

Despite mixed to downright atrocious reviews, Bruce Willis' latest outing as terrorist killing machine John McClane opened in first place at the UK box office, with A Good Day to Die Hard pulling in a solid £4,551,116 (including one day of preview screenings totalling £1.28m). That figure is almost on par with the previous instalment Die Hard 4.0 (which banked £5.01m from a five-day opening, with £1.59m from previews), and must be a relief for Willis after the disappointing performance of the latest films from fellow action veterans Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Last Stand) and Sylvester Stallone (Bullet to the Head), although in fairness it will have been helped immeasurably by the name recognition of the Die Hard brand, and the 12A certificate.

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