Taken 3 explodes into a $40 million weekend, as Selma debuts strong
Two films were released this week, adding some much needed new content to local box-offices. Leading theaters this weekend was the action-thriller from 20th Century Fox, ‘Taken 3,’ starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace. The film brought in an estimated $40 million dollars in its opening weekend at 3,594 locations across the nation.
The other film to open this week was the Paramount Pictures’ drama ‘Selma,’ the film follows the story of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. That film saw an $11.2 million-dollar opening weekend here in the United States.
Falling to third-place this week was the Disney Musical ‘Into The Woods,’ dropping but still going strong, the film saw another $9.8 million-dollar gain this weekend in sales. That brings the running domestic total to just over $105 million to-date. The other holiday blockbuster still filling seats in theaters this week was ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’, the Warner Bros. film took-in another $9.4 million-dollars this weekend, that running total now sits at $237 million,
Rounding-out the top-five for the weekend is the 2014 biography ‘Unbroken,’ from director Angelina Jolie. The film brought-in another $8.4 million in theaters across the nation, raising the running total to just over $101 million domestically.