'Taken' captures weekend box office lead
Liam Neeson's CIA thriller 'Taken' bumped off 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' at the weekend box office, raking in $24.6 million and helping fuel the first $1 billion January in Hollywood history.
North American box office revenues were up 20 percent in January over the same period last year, reaching a record $1.03 billion for the month. Attendance was up 16 percent over last year, said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media by Numbers.
'This is exactly how you want to start a year,' Dergarabedian said Sunday. 'I think people feel movies are a good value for their dollar. Going to a movie is a habit people aren't willing to break.'
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#1 Feb 1, 2009
Saw "Taken" the other day and it was super cool!
Basically a modern take on one of those old Charles Bronson "Death Wish" movies.
#3 Feb 4, 2009
SHINING LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH: Let me make my point clear! I pastor a church in a school in Clarksburg,Maryland which is Brickhaven Middle School and Barack Obama is a Muslim Christian that loves everybody and is willing to help this country. Racist vermin goes to hell in a handbasket. My wife Jane and I plan to take the family and our parishoners down to the Capitol and White House to worship and praise Barack Obama and his wife Michelle as well as Malia and Sasha. At Sidwell Friends school, the kids say that they will be Gods and be Doctors too. That is good cameraderie and congruence too. wITH Obama on board, this is MUSLIM POWER AND BLACK POWER TOO AND WE ARE SECURITY GURADS TOO AND WE PROTECT THE NEW PRESIDENT. Obama has made us Gods and Doctors of the NEW AGE OF AMERICA. The Muslim Christian Torah is the tried and true religion and a good sound mind comes from that. Our church at Brickhaven Middle School plans to make Barack Obama Lord God of all the world and the world will love Obama. That is our mission.
#4 Feb 4, 2009
And just how again is your crazed diatribe related to "Taken"?
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