Audiences were “Taken 3” to new movie heights this weekend at the movies, taking Liam Neeson’s third episode of the profitable franchise to the top spot at the domestic box office with $40.4 million. Civil rights, and “Selma,” had their say from the #2 place with $11.2 million. Music admirers wandered “Into the Woods” for a fairytale spin and came out at the #3 land with $9.7 million. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” braved the wars from the #4 position with $9.4 million. Based-on-a-true-story lovers felt resiliently “Unbroken” at the #5 zone with $8.3 million.
Story-loving spirits were soaring this weekend, Taken in by the colorful scenery while inspiring those inevitable sequels and obligatory dramas. Comedy, clearly, has taken a back cinematic seat, as action, activists, World War II heroes and enchanted beings stepped up to bring life to the Big Screen.
Which story told the liveliest tale to you?