Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Mrs Doubtfire Sequel Heats Up Again
Robin Williams could be back in the make-up
First Poster For The Equalizer
Denzel Washington walks the line
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 March 2014
Maggie Grace Back For Taken 3
Kim Mills will return!
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Taken 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Taken 2 Still Top Of US Box Office
Argo finds second

14 October 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

submit to reddit



Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills once again proved that he is not to be messed with this weekend at the US box office, as Taken 2 put a throttle hold on the top spot and refused to let go.

Neeson’s sequel squeezed $22.5 million out of American cinemagoers, which meant that Ben Affleck’s latest directing / starring gig, Argo, had to settle for second. Still, healthy word of mouth and even Oscar talk meant that Affleck’s drama made $20.1 million. Third place went to found footage horror Sinister, which started Halloween early with $18.2 million.

Real terror shoved cartoon beasts down a couple of places, as Hotel Transylvania fell to fourth with $17.3 million. But we’re left with the odd result that ‘toon Kevin James (he’s Frankie in the film) beat the real Kevin James, as his latest Sandler-produced effort, MMA comedy Here Comes The Boom, could only manage a fifth-place launch and $12 million.

Surprisingly smart a capella comedy Pitch Perfect slipped to sixth with $9.3 million, while Frankenweenie was seventh with $7 million. At eighth we find Looper, which took in $6.3 million (wonder if Rian Johnson gets some of that paid in silver bars?) and Seven Psychopaths had a slightly disappointing kick-off in ninth with $4.2 million. Finally at 10th we find The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, which snuck into the top 10 thanks to expanding its screen count, earning $2.1 million for $6.1 million to date.

To drive a taxi through the charts and save American embassy workers, head to Box Office Mojo.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Chris Boal Re-Writing Old Man's War
Wolfgang Petersen still attached
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

The Remake Report: Hollywood's Do-Overs Coming Our Way
The redoes, remakes, reboots, reworkings and reimaginings headed our way…

The Nebraska Playlist
Alexander Payne programmes a movie marathon for us

More Found Footage: Another 25 Trailers That Tease Missing Scenes
Further sequences that disappeared between promo and final cut

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)