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Weekend Box Office Report: January 9-11, 2015

01.11.2015

Taken 3 takes the top!

Liam Neeson brought his particular set of skills back to theaters this weekend, putting TAKEN 3 at the top of the box office with an estimated $40.4 million!

Neeson's third time around as vengeful ex-government operative Bryan Mills started far better than the original TAKEN, which opened with $24.7 million back in 2009, but it came up short of TAKEN 2's $49.5 million first weekend in 2012. The series remains stronger than Neeson's recent non-TAKEN leading roles, comparing it to the openings for last year's NON-STOP ($28.8 million) and A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES ($12.7 million).

Bad reviews couldn't keep moviegoers away from Neeson's rage-fueled PG-13 rampage (critics gave it a miserable 12% on Rotten Tomatoes), and crowds ended up giving it a 'B+' CinemaScore. The movie also collected an additional $51.4 million from international crowds for a $91.8 million worldwide total (on a $49 million reported cost).

The Civil Rights drama SELMA had the biggest impact marching out of limited release into second place with $11.2 million in its first weekend on 2000+ screens. In addition to holding a 98% average from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie was also handed a rare 'A+' CinemaScore from audiences.

The fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS dropped a spot to third place with $9.7 million as it crossed the $100 million mark in its third week in theaters. THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES finally loosened its grip on #1, slipping to fourth place after a month in release with $9.4 million (and a $781.8 million worldwide total, still quite a ways from the $960 million finish of THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG).

Angelina Jolie's war drama UNBROKEN came in fifth with $8.3 million as it also cracked the $100 million domestic figure, and the Alan Turing biopic THE IMITATION GAME moved up a slot to sixth with $7.6 million. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB was in seventh place with $6.7 million, and although it's hardly a smash hit, the movie did reach $246 million worldwide (the first NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM collected $574 million globally, and the sequel brought in $413 million).

ANNIE followed in eighth with $4.9 million, and the supernatural horror sequel THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH lost nearly 68% of its opening weekend business for $4.8 million and ninth place. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 rounded out the list.

Outside the chart, THE GAMBLER and BIG HERO 6 got nudged out of the Top 10. Paul Thomas Anderson's INHERENT VICE expanded to 645 for $2.9 million, and Reese Witherspoon's drama WILD has passed $30 million domestic. In limited release, AMERICAN SNIPER is still taking aim with a killer $138k per-screen average.

Next weekend brings the Chris Hemsworth hacker movie BLACKHAT, the bear adventure PADDINGTON, the Kevin Hart comedy THE WEDDING RINGER, and AMERICAN SNIPER shoots into wide release, while limited releases include the Julianne Moore Alzheimer's drama STILL ALICE and the robotics competition drama SPARE PARTS.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Taken 3 $40.4 M
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2. Selma $11.2 M $13.4 M
3. Into the Woods $9.7 M $105.2 M
4. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $9.4 M $236.5 M
5. Unbroken $8.3 M $101.6 M
6. The Imitation Game $7.6 M $40.8 M
7. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb $6.7 M $99.5 M
8. Annie $4.9 M $79.4 M
9. The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death $4.8 M $22.3 M
10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $3.7 M $329.5 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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4:52AM on 01/12/2015
It's a shame people are still citing Rotten Tomatoes scores, they have no integrity at all. At least use Metacritic if you have to rely on what critics think.
It's a shame people are still citing Rotten Tomatoes scores, they have no integrity at all. At least use Metacritic if you have to rely on what critics think.
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10:54PM on 01/11/2015

TAKEN 4

If the producers are listening, I think there's a few of us out there that would like to see Maggie Grace kick the shit out of some people and take over where dad left off.
If the producers are listening, I think there's a few of us out there that would like to see Maggie Grace kick the shit out of some people and take over where dad left off.
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9:02PM on 01/11/2015
Another movie in the series can be Taken 4 Granted at this point.
Another movie in the series can be Taken 4 Granted at this point.
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9:55PM on 01/11/2015
I see what you did there.
I see what you did there.
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7:35PM on 01/11/2015
He just kills the rest of Albania in this one, doesn't he?
He just kills the rest of Albania in this one, doesn't he?
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7:35PM on 01/11/2015
He just kills the rest of Albania in this one, doesn't he?
He just kills the rest of Albania in this one, doesn't he?
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5:21PM on 01/11/2015
Loved it, glad it did well!
Loved it, glad it did well!
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4:18PM on 01/11/2015
I feel so out of touch when shit like Taken 3 makes it No. 1 in the box office. The future of action movies is in a sad state when shaky-cam crap like Taken 3 kills the box office, while John Wick struggles to make over $10 million in its first week.
I feel so out of touch when shit like Taken 3 makes it No. 1 in the box office. The future of action movies is in a sad state when shaky-cam crap like Taken 3 kills the box office, while John Wick struggles to make over $10 million in its first week.
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5:23PM on 01/11/2015
Taken 3 had the two previous movies to surf off of, and it was rated PG-13 (meaning it wasn't nearly as cool, but it was available to a larger audience). Wick was a really fun movie and I hate that it didn't do better. But I think that would have been a cool flick to squeeze in a timeframe like this. It got buried by a bunch of other films around it, and never gained traction.
Taken 3 had the two previous movies to surf off of, and it was rated PG-13 (meaning it wasn't nearly as cool, but it was available to a larger audience). Wick was a really fun movie and I hate that it didn't do better. But I think that would have been a cool flick to squeeze in a timeframe like this. It got buried by a bunch of other films around it, and never gained traction.
3:02PM on 01/11/2015
Went to see Taken 3, its just awful. The weakest of weakest plots, bland actions sequences with headache inducing editing, far too long and boring for the most part.
90 million + worldwide so far? You just know Taken 4 is around the corner.
Went to see Taken 3, its just awful. The weakest of weakest plots, bland actions sequences with headache inducing editing, far too long and boring for the most part.
90 million + worldwide so far? You just know Taken 4 is around the corner.
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2:43PM on 01/11/2015
Three movies next weekend I want to see... not one this weekend. I couldn't get myself to go see taken 3 after the last one. How is it we have one movie this week and blackhat, American sniper next weekend. There is seriously something wrong with studios and their scheduling. Chances are I will only get around to seeing one of these movies when I could have seen both if they opened at different weekends. I'm sure there are weekends coming up with nothing coming out again. Just makes no sense to
Three movies next weekend I want to see... not one this weekend. I couldn't get myself to go see taken 3 after the last one. How is it we have one movie this week and blackhat, American sniper next weekend. There is seriously something wrong with studios and their scheduling. Chances are I will only get around to seeing one of these movies when I could have seen both if they opened at different weekends. I'm sure there are weekends coming up with nothing coming out again. Just makes no sense to me.
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2:46PM on 01/11/2015
American Sniper is amazing on every level. Definitely worth every ounce of hype and positive recognition it has been receiving.
American Sniper is amazing on every level. Definitely worth every ounce of hype and positive recognition it has been receiving.
8:12PM on 01/11/2015
@soloist - Agreed! American Sniper is an incredible movie and Cooper's performance is truly transformational. Saw it last night and wow! Loved it!
@soloist - Agreed! American Sniper is an incredible movie and Cooper's performance is truly transformational. Saw it last night and wow! Loved it!
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