Despite the box office usually being fairly open over the Oscar weekend, it was a particularly bad time for new movies, as the Dwayne Johnson action flick Snitch just missed out on the top spot, taking $13 million to place second. That allowed Identity Thief to return to the top, adding another $14 million, to take its total so far in American to $93 million.
There was only one other new entry in the top 10, the sci-fi horror Dark Skies, which could only place sixth with $8.8 million – although as it only cost $3.5 million to make, it’s by no means a disaster.
If Bruce Willis was hoping A Good Day To Die Hard would have a long run at the US box office, he’s likely to be disappointed, as the film plummeted from first to fifth spot over the weekend, dropping 60% to take $10 million over the three days. At least the film is still top of the international box office, with those outside the US still enjoying a bit of John McLane.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of February 22nd-24th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|3||Escape From Planet Earth||$11.0||$35.1|
|5||A Good Day To Die Hard||$10.0||$51.8|
|7||Silver Linings Playbook||$6.0||$107.4|