Taken 2 smashes a healthy $50 million on its opening weekend

Liam Neeson‘s latest action blockbuster Taken 2 has managed to pile up a huge $50 million during its opening weekend at the US box office.

In a recent interview with director Olivier Megaton, he claimed that he wasn’t interested in a follow-up of Taken 2. According to TotalFilm, Liam Neeson isn’t too keen either. However, after the opening sales, they may want to re-consider just to top the bank balance up as this is the third-highest October opening of all time.

Critics have been on the fence with the new film though, with scores hitting the floor lower than your nans boobs.

Liam Neeson is most famous for films such as Schindler’s List (1993), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Batman Begins (2005) and the first Taken (2008) film. The Irish actor, has been nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and three Golden Globe Awards in his career, however it’s looking like Taken 2 will not give him any more nominations in the near future. 

Taken  2 plot: Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.

This week’s box office Top Ten…

  1. Taken 2, $50 million ($55 million international).

2. Hotel Transylvania, $26.3 million ($13.1 million international).

3. Pitch Perfect, $14.7 million ($480,000 international).

4. Looper, $12.2 million ($7.5 million international).

5. Frankenweenie, $11.5 million.

6. End of Watch, $4 million.

7. Trouble with the Curve, $3.9 million.

8. House at the End of the Street, $3.7 million.

9. The Master, $1.8 million.

10. Finding Nemo, $1.6 million ($600,000 international).