A good weekend for Die Hard

A Good Day to Die Hard opened at number 1 in the Australian box office.

Bruce Willis’ latest foray in the Die Hard franchise has topped the Australian box office this weekend, making more than $3.75 million.

A Good Day To Die Hard, the fifth in the Die Hard series that started in 1988, raked in $3,824,105 across 394 screens in Australia in its debut weekend. Each screen averaged almost $10,000.

The film sees Willis return to the role of John McClane, who travels to Russia in search of his son. It has not been received well by critics, but this weekend has made more than twice what fellow debut film Jack the Giant Slayer did.

Fantasy action adventure flick Jack the Giant Slayer was number three in the top 20 films this weekend, making $1,122,233 on 267 screens.

Oz: The Great and Powerful, now in its third week of release, made $1,449,897 and slipped to number two. Aussie project Goddess was bumped down from fourth to second after making $338,692.

The other debuts this weekend were Met Opera: Rigoletto, and The Lonliest Planet, which were at 12 and 20 respectively.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters fell the furthest this weekend, from 11 to 19.  Django Unchained is film which has been the longest in release this week that still places in the top 20.

Total takings at the box office this weekend were more than $9 million.

Australian box office MPDAA charts.

Australian box office MPDAA charts.

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