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"Taken" is 2nd Best Super Bowl Opener

Posted: February 1st, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Taken" is 2nd Best Super Bowl OpenerSubmit Comment
Liam Neeson's action/thriller "Taken" proved for the first time that male-driven films can successfully open on Super Bowl weekend. The movie grossed an estimated $24.6 million from 3,183 locations, the second-best Super Bowl opener after last year's tween girl hit "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both World Concert Tour" ($31.1 million).

Besides "Taken," this year was no exception. Horror film "The Uninvited" grossed an estimated $10.5 million from 2,344 theaters to place No. 3 for the weekend behind "Taken" and holdover "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," which declined to an estimated $14 million for a total of $83.4 million.

Placing only No. 8 in its debut, Renee Zellweger's "New In Town" grossed an estimated $6.8 million from 1,941 locations.

"Slumdog Millionaire" continued to dazzle as it upped its theater count to 1,633 in its second weekend in wide release. Film grossed an estimated $7.7 million for a new total of $67.2 million.

Click here to read our "Taken" review.

Check out the rest of the box office results

Source: Variety


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MrSammich writes:
on February 1st, 2009 at 5:57:34 PM

And I didn't even get to go... I wonder how long until I can get the DVD.
meanmonkey22 writes:
on February 1st, 2009 at 8:32:02 PM

Ive seen exactly one preview for this movie on tv. And I watch alot of tv.
Sinestro writes:
on February 1st, 2009 at 9:36:40 PM

This movie was available for download months ago. And it didn't get an awful lot of press. This is very impressive.
Milwaukee Marvel writes:
on February 1st, 2009 at 11:42:44 PM

Taken is a raw ass movie
minkowski writes:
on February 2nd, 2009 at 1:11:02 AM

Saw it a while back. Good flick.
MK ULTRA writes:
on February 2nd, 2009 at 9:14:12 PM

this is the first movie ive seen illeagally weeks before hand and actually went down to the theater and bought a ticket this weekend. more movies like this please, thank you
leezy84 writes:
on February 4th, 2009 at 7:53:48 PM

wtf f*ck this movie is out on blu ray soon like nxt week

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