The previous movie in the series, Live Free or Die Hard, managed to gross $33,369,559 on its opening weekend back in 2007. For its five-day debut, A Good Day to Die Hard will likely make under $40 million, which is slightly disappointing due to the franchise’s strong history and marketing effort.
The officially tally is due Monday and positions are expected to change since the race for the number one slot is so close.
Willis had some very funny competition with last week’s box office winner Identity Thief, which placed second this week with $24.4 million. The comedy starred Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
In third place, Safe Haven, based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel and starred Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel and Cobie Smulders made a gross of $21.4 million.
The Weinstein Co. animated adventure Escape from Planet Earth opened at No. 4 with $16.1 million.
You can catch Bruce Willis and Jai Courntey in A Good Day to Die Hard in theaters everywhere.