Even with critics slamming it with some absolutely horrid reviews, the final instalment in a surprisingly popular action trilogy managed to score at the box office. Here’s what went down:
Debuting in first place was Taken 3, wrapping up the Liam Neeson starring trilogy with a $40 million debut. While it was down $9 million from the previous sequel, there’s no question that audiences still love Liam Neeson in an action role, and that Taken 3 held some serious appeal to moviegoers, even if critics hated it.
As for the rest of the top five, arriving in second place was the Martin Luther King drama, Selma, with a solid $11 million. Into The Woods was in third place with $9.7 million, as it crossed the $100 million mark. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies dropped to fourth place with $9.4 million. Closing out the top five was Unbroken with $8.3 million as it also crossed the $100 million mark this weekend.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Taken 3 – $33 million
2) Selma – $14 million
3) The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies – $11 million
4) Into the Woods – $9 million
5) Unbroken – $8 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Taken 3 – $40 million
2) Selma – $11 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
Next weekend sees the release of Blackhat, Paddington and The Wedding Ringer. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!