“Taken 3” knocked “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, out of the top spot of the box office this weekend after its three-week streak at number one. “Taken 3”, supposedly the final installment of the surprise hit franchise, sees the return of Liam Neeson as ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills, who goes out for vengeance when his wife is killed. The movie opened with $40.4 million—a strong debut, if not as high as the $49 million “Taken 2” made in its first weekend. Still, it came out far ahead of its competition, making almost $30 million more than the number two movie. “The Hobbit”, meanwhile, fell all the way to fourth with $9.4 million.
“Selma” came in second this weekend with $11.2 million. The historical drama follows Martin Luther King’s march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery in 1965 to push for equal voting rights for African Americans, and it has been receiving tons of awards buzz. After being in very limited release for the last two weeks, it expanded to nationwide release this weekend. Another movie that was in limited release was “Inherent Vice”, Paul Thomas Anderson’s crime dramedy starring Joaquin Phoenix. That movie is still in limited release but expanded to 629 more theaters this weekend. It came in eleventh with $2.9 million.
Meanwhile, another drama that has been receiving a lot of awards attention, “The Imitation Game”, continued to open in more theaters across the country this weekend. It moved up a spot at the box office as a result, coming in sixth this weekend with $7.6 million.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.
1. “Taken 3”: $40.4 million
2. “Selma”: $11.2 million
3. “Into the Woods”: $9.7 million
4. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”: $9.4 million
5. “Unbroken”: $8.3 million
6. “The Imitation Game”: $7.6 million
7. “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”: $6.7 million
8. “Annie”: $4.9 million
9. “The Woman in Black 2: The Angel of Death”: $4.8 million
10. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1”: $3.7 million
11. “Inherent Vice”: $2.9 million
12. “Wild”: $2.7 million
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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