Presidents Day weekend is here. John Mclane is back. How big will “A Good Day to Die Hard” open?

I got to be honest. I was skeptical of this film. And, if you come back and read my review later this weekend, you’ll find out if I had good reason. Anyways it’s been half a decade since “Live Free or Die Hard” came out. That one earned more than $130 million so it seemed like a no brainer that Bruce Willis would come back. This time he’s paired with his son Jack (Jai Courtney). But things have changed.

We’ve had three bona fide flops in “The Last Stand”, “Parker” and “Bullet to the Head”. This one should avoid the same fate because of its brand, but this won’t open nearly as big or finish with nearly the amount of money the last Die Hard made. It’ll finish on top easily, but don’t expect this one to be a huge hit. It’ll be more in line with “DareDevil”.

Holiday weekend: $40-45 million

Next up is “Save Haven” starring  Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, David Lyons and Cobie Smulders. All I have to say is it’s based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. Won’t be as big as say “The Vow”, but it’ll have a solid opening, especially cause of Valentines Day coming so close.

Holiday weekend: $20-25 million

Finally is “Beautiful Creatures” starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann and Emma Thompson. It’s hoping to become the next “Twilight” but doesn’t have the same appeal or buzz.

Holiday weekend: $10-15 million

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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