Box Office Numbers – ‘Taken 2’ takes the top spot

Posted: October 7, 2012 in Movies

Liam Neeson strikes again!  The aged veteran actor as made a name for himself lately as an action actor but he made his reputation based on his acting.  It wasn’t until the original Taken film that Neeson really caught movie goers attention.  So naturally a sequel was bound to happen, and while Taken 2 got beat up to death in the reviews department, the film actually brought the house down for an action film in October.  To the tune of $50M its opening weekend, Taken 2 actually ranks third all time in openings for October, right behind Paranormal Activity 3 and Jackass 3D.

Coming in second this weekend at the box office was the Sony animated film Hotel Transylvania starring the voice of Adam Sandler.  The film has crushed the opposition so far in its two weeks.  Bringing in $26M after totaling $50M its opening weekend means that the movie has now made nearly $80M in two weeks, in early fall, as an animated film not from Pixar or Dreamworks.  Talk about hitting strong.

In third place this weekend at the theaters was the acapella film Pitch Perfect, which had a limited debut last weekend although putting up strong numbers.  This weekend the movie brought in $14M and has now made $21M.  For a movie that only cost $17M to make, anything past that is gravy and is considered a huge success by Universal.

Rounding out the top five were Looper starring Joesph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis along with the hugely disappointing Frankenweenie, a Disney stop-motion film.  The films brought in $12M and $11M respectively.

Here is the full top 10:

*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)

1) Taken 2 – $50 (NEW)

2) Hotel Transylvania – $26.3 ($76.3)

3) Pitch Perfect – $14.7 ($21.6)

4) Looper -$12.2 ($40.3)

5) Frankenweenie – $11.5 (NEW)

6) End of Watch – $4 ($32.8)

7) Trouble with the Curve – $3.8 ($29.7)

8) House at the End of the Street – $3.6 ($27.5)

9) The Master – $1.8 ($12.3)

10) Finding Nemo 3D – $1.5 ($38.9)

 

Via Box Office Mojo

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