Box office: you just got “Taken“! Despite reviews outlining diminishing returns, to say the least, audiences were pumped for a rendezvous with Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills, who powered the first “Taken” to a $227 million global gross. The opening for "Taken 2," is the third-largest October bow in history, but the best showing by a PG-13 movie of all time (the best debut still belongs to “Paranormal Activity 3”). Even more, it grabbed just as much cash overseas with the cheapie sequel snaring $117 million overseas.
I know the reviews have not been kind to this second one but I never listen to them anyway. I'm seeing it today. Too cold to be outside anyway and can't afford to get sick so an inside movie is just what I need.