Neeson takes down Affleck as 'Taken 2' wins close weekend over 'Argo' | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
5.1°C

Neeson takes down Affleck as 'Taken 2' wins close weekend over 'Argo'

This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bryan Cranston, left, as Jack O’Donnell and Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in "Argo," a rescue thriller about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Claire Folger)
October 14, 2012 - 12:11 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Liam Neeson's "Taken 2" has defended its box-office title with a narrow win over Ben Affleck's "Argo."

Sunday studio estimates put 20th Century Fox's action sequel "Taken 2" at No. 1 with $22.5 million in its second weekend. "Taken 2" raised its domestic total to $86.8 million.

Affleck's "Argo," an Iranian hostage thriller from Warner Bros., opened in second-place with $20.1 million.

Ethan Hawke's fright flick "Sinister," a Lionsgate release about a true-crime writer caught up in supernatural horror, debuted at No. 3 with $18.3 million.

Sony's "Here Comes the Boom," with Kevin James as a teacher who becomes a mixed martial arts sensation, started weakly at No. 5 with $12 million.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
The Associated Press

  • Popular penticton News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile