'Taken 3' takes top spot at box office

January 11, 2015 4:20 PM

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'Taken 3' takes top spot at box office

Liam Neeson and his very particular set of skills made quick work of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” as “Taken 3″ captured the top spot at the weekend box office.

The third chapter in the saga of a former government agent who keeps being lured out of retirement by various baddies hellbent on breaking up his nuclear family premiered to $40.4 million across 3,594 theaters. That handily beat tracking, which suggested an opening closer to $30 million.

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