Taken 3 Soars To Opening Weekend Win
Taken 3 is a hit. The latest installment in the Liam Neeson action franchise had a $40.4 million debut at the box office this weekend. That total gave it an easy victory over the Martin Luther King, Jr. historical drama Selma, which, in its first week of wide release, took $11.2 million for second place.
Into The Woods won a tight race for the #3 spot, with $9.8 million just enough to seize the bronze. Former chart-topper The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was just behind at $9.4 million. And then in fifth came Unbroken, taking in $8.4 million. Overall, both Into the Woods and Unbroken have crossed the $100 million mark, while The Hobbit is well past $200 million.
The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, hit $7.6 million for sixth place. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb came in seventh for $6.7 million, putting the third film of the franchise right below the $100 million mark in its fourth week.
The Annie remake brought in $4.9 million to snag an eighth place finish. Rounding out the Top 10 were The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death ($4.8 million) and last year’s second highest-grossing moving, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 ($3.8 million). What did you see this weekend?