‘Taken 3’ dominates the weekend box office


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After three weeks as king at the box office, The Hobbit has been taken down by Liam Neeson’s Taken 3.

The third installment in the action thriller series raked in $40.4 million over the weekend to outdo Ava DuVernay’s Selma by almost $30 million. DuVernay’s critically acclaimed look at the historic voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama, nabbed $11.2 million in its first weekend in full theatrical release across the nation..

Disney’s Into the Woods held steady at the No. 3 position with $9.7 million while The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies fell to the fourth position bringing in $9.4 million. Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken rounded out the top five with $8.3 million earned this weekend.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below.

1. Taken 3 – $40.4M

2. Selma – $11.2M

3. Into the Woods – $9.7M

4. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $9.4M

5. Unbroken – $8.3M

6. The Imitation Game – $7.6M

7. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – $6.7M

8. Annie – $4.9M

9. The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death – $4.8M

10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1) – $3.7M

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