NORTH AMERICA: 'Taken 3' Reaches $47M in 6 Days; 'Selma' Hits $16.5M; 'The Imitation Game' Stands at $42.8M
on January 15, 2015
Fox reports that Taken 3 grabbed $2.13 million in first place on Wednesday, giving it a six-day domestic haul of $47.04 million. The Liam Neeson franchise three-quel is currently pacing 24 percent behind its predecessor.
Fresh off its Best Picture Oscar nomination this morning, Paramount's Selma took in $0.997 million in second place yesterday. The Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic has earned $16.55 million domestically thus far and is expected to post a strong hold at the upcoming 4-day weekend box office.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies added $0.79 million yesterday, down 45 percent from the same day last week. The Middle-earth finale's domestic gross stands at $238.97 million through 29 days of play.
The Imitation Game posted $0.75 million in fourth place on Wednesday, giving it $42.78 million in all so far. The Alan Turing biopic scored eight Oscar nominations earlier this morning, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director. With a similar theatrical rollout since its late November debut, the film is pacing 23 percent ahead of The King's Speech at the same point in release.
Unbroken was off 42 percent from last Wednesday to $0.74 million yesterday. Its domestic total now stands at $103.7 million.
Just outside the top five, Into the Woods claimed $0.63 million on Wednesday for a 37 percent week-to-week drop. The Disney musical has accumulated $107.1 million to-date.