'Taken 3' makes off with weekend box office

January 11, 2015 5:04 PM

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The gruff action star's Taken 3 ran off with $40.4 million this weekend, ending the third Hobbit's three-week reign at No. 1, according to studio estimates from box-office tracking firm Rentrak.

Critics lambasted the third film in the blockbuster franchise, in which ex-operative Bryan Mills (Neeson) is framed for a murder he didn't commit and uses his "particular set of skills" while on the lam. The action flick was trashed with a 12% positive rating from critics on RottenTomatoes.com, earn...

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