Monday, October 22, 2012
Taken 2 holds onto box office top spot
Taken 2 held onto its lead at the US box office this weekend.
The Liam Neeson crime drama earned another $22.5 million, bringing the film’s two-week total to over $86.7 million.
The Olivier Megaton heist movie, co-starring Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen, tells the story of a retired CIA operative who is taken hostage with his wife in Istanbul.
It pushed out Ben Affleck’s Argo, which debuted at number two this week with over $20.1 million in earnings.
The actor directs and stars opposite Bryan Cranston in the drama set during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.
Ethan Hawke horror film Sinister debuted at three with a haul over $18.2 million.
Animated comedy Hotel Transylvania slipped from two to four with $17.3 million.
Salma Hayek’s new action comedy Here Comes the Boom rounded out the top five for its debut, taking in an even $12 million.
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