Your US box office report for January 9th – 11th…
Despite the mediocre reviews (read our review here) with some critics outright calling the film “Die Hard 5 bad” (Den of Geek’s Ryan Lambie), Taken 3 has opened to the second-biggest January weekend in the US with $40.4 million. Just falling shy of Ride Along‘s $41.5 million, Taken 3 also added another $51.4 million to give it a worldwide total of $91.8 million.
With a production budget of $48 million, it looks like we may not have seen the last of Bryan Mills just yet. Granted, the film has opened to less than its predecessor ($49.5 million), but that was released in the more lucrative May slot. Check out our interview with director Olivier Megaton below:
Now that Selma is on wide release, the movie shot up to the number two spot with $11.2 million, dropping Into the Woods down to third with $9.7 million. The rest of the top 10 remains unchanged, although horror sequel The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death fell from fourth to ninth, dropping 68% on last week to take $4.8 million.
Here’s your top 10 and their domestic totals:
|1||Taken 3||$40.4 million||$40.4 million||NR|
|2||Selma||$11.2 million||$13.4 million||3|
|3||Into the Woods||$9.7 million||$105 million||3|
|4||The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies||$9.4 million||$236.5 million||4|
|5||Unbroken||$8.3 million||$101.6 million||3|
|6||The Imitation Game||$7.6 million||$40.8 million||7|
|7||Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb||$6.7 million||$99.5 million||4|
|8||Annie||$4.9 million||$79.4 million||4|
|9||The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death||$4.8 million||$22.3 million||2|
|10||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1||$3.7 million||$329.5 million||8|
Last year’s number one – Lone Survivor ($37.8 million)