'Identity Thief' Steals #1 Back from 'A Good Day to Die Hard'

on February 21, 2013 by Shawn Robbins

Universal's Identity Thief reclaimed the top spot on Wednesday with a $1.472 million take. Representing a 21 percent drop from Tuesday, that bumps the domestic total for the comedy up to $78.08 million after 13 days in release. The film is currently running 22 percent ahead of 2007's Norbit and 16.6 percent ahead of 2011's Just Go With It through the same periods.

Fox's A Good Day to Die Hard meanwhile slipped into second place for the first time since opening last Thursday. The Bruce Willis sequel was off 30 percent from Tuesday's gross and raked in $1.469 million on Wednesday. The film has bagged $40.45 million domestically during it's first week of release and is now 3.8 percent behind the seven-day performance of 2008's Jumper.

Safe Haven banked another $1.26 million yesterday, bumping its seven-day domestic haul up to $36.21 million. Wednesday's gross was off 23 percent from Tuesday. Relativity's romantic drama is currently running 13.9 percent ahead of Step Up 2 the Streets through the comparable first week of release.

Escape from Planet Earth saw the sharpest decline of the top ten on Wednesday. Easing 34 percent from Tuesday to $0.86 million on yesterday, the animated flick has tallied $23.26 million after six days in release and continues to perform ahead of pre-release expectations.

Oscar contender Silver Linings Playbook saw the second best decline from Tuesday (Zero Dark Thirty slid just 3 percent) with a soft 10 percent drop to $0.51 million yesterday. David O. Russell's film has totaled $100.87 million domestically since its release in November and continues to impress after what some considered a very modest run early on. If the film pulls out some major Oscar wins this coming Sunday, the strong run will continue for awhile longer.

Tags: Identity Thief, A Good Day to Die Hard, Silver Linings Playbook, Safe Haven, Escape from Planet Earth

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