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Box Office: Audiences Taken With Taken

Liam Neeson's thriller Taken scored the top spot at the box office this weekend, which according to Variety, proves that "male-driven pics can open successfully on Super Bowl weekend." Last year Miley Cyrus brought her magic to the big screen over Super Bowl weekend and broke records.

Meanwhile, Paul Blart: Mall Cop continues to do well and dropped to the No. 2 spot after two weeks in first place. People love this movie! Elizabeth Banks's horror flick, The Uninvited, came in No. 3 followed by Hotel for Dogs and Gran Torino.

Finally, New in Town, the romantic comedy starring Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr. had a disappointing (though not unexpected) debut at No. 8, only earning an estimated $6.8 million.

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cotedazur cotedazur 8 years
funny, i just watched this movie tonight! ... it's been out in france for a while now. it's not at all realistic, but liam neeson was amazingly badass throughout the entire film. and luc besson can do no wrong.
emalove emalove 8 years
I've heard good things too and I'd love to see it. Although, Gruaig_rua, I thought the same thing about casting Maggie Grace in that role...she seems/looks too old to be playing a teenage girl.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
I've heard very good reviews on Taken
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
I seen this awhile back its wasn't a bad movie.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
I definitely recommend seeing Taken at night with a big audience - everyone was cheering and applauding at our show. It was great. It wouldn't be much fun without a crowd.
Phil Phil 8 years
Luc Besson + Liam Neeson + Shannon = bound to be a good combination.
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
I just wanted to see Liam Neeson run around and kick some butt. Well worth the price of admission, even if I did have to sit through a Crank 2 trailer.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
I liked Taken alot! And I agree with gruaig_rua, but she didn't look too bad trying turn the hands of time back.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I hated that Maggie Grace played a 17 year old. She's 25 for crying out loud!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
The one thing that really bugged me about Taken was the beginning bits where he's basically berated by everyone for being a terrible father. I really hate that storyline for some reason.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I saw the previews this weekend and wondered it if would be good. And I love Liam, so I'll probably end up seeing it either way. Gran Torino is another one I've got on the list too! I could care less about New In Town. Renee is just not one of my favorite actresses to watch.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I thought Taken was good! We saw it a couple months ago, I LOVE Liam!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Looking forward to seeing Taken; Gran Torino is well worth the viewing.
syako syako 8 years
I loved Taken.
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