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: February 14th, 2013
for violence and language.
: Original Screenplay
: Father's Footsteps, Terrorism, Secret Agent, Delayed Sequel, and more
: John Moore
: Bruce Willis
, Jai Courtney
, and others
: Estimated at $60 million to $80 million
Box Office Potential
: $125 million
I admit I kind of lost track of this film. In fact, I had to look up the plot details when researching this article. I'm probably not alone in this regard, but since the movie is the most anticipated release of the month, I am in the minority.
There are some reasons to be concerned, and not just the age of the franchise and its star. A Good Day to Die Hard will be the third film starring an older action star to open so far this year, and since The Last Stand bombed and most don't have high hopes for Bullet to the Head, this could be a case of bad things coming in threes. On the other hand, this is the only one of the three that is part of a major franchise, so it does have that going for it. It's directed by John Moore, whose previous films include Behind Enemy Lines, a box office disappointment; Flight of the Phoenix, a box office bomb; The Omen, a box office disappointment; and Max Payne, a box office disappointment. That's not a good track record.
That said, the franchise name should help it cross $100 million, despite these issues and the rather weak release date.