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Figures: 'Taken 2' Screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen Says Fox Wants A 'Taken 3'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 9, 2012 6:39 PM
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Well, that was fast. Last week, while speaking to the press, actor turned action star Liam Neeson (essentially) said thanks but no thanks to the possibility of a "Taken 3" film. Then "Taken 2" was released on Friday and came up with a impressive $50 million in its opening weekend (double the opening figure of the original), proving that audiences still love aging dads that will find you, kill you and then fuck you up if you mess with their wives and daughters.

Discuss: Will A Blockbuster Opening Weekend Change Liam Neeson's Mind About 'Taken 3'?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 8, 2012 11:59 AM
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Few massive hits of the last few years came out of the blue in the way that "Taken" did. The Luc Besson-produced actioner starring Liam Neeson had performed decently internationally, but clearly hopes weren't especially high: Neeson hadn't toplined a hit on his own for at least a decade, if ever, and the film was snuck into theaters months after it played in the rest of the world, on Superbowl weekend 2009, the place where action movies go to die.

Weekend Box Office: Audiences Taken By 'Taken 2' To The Tune Of $50 Million

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 7, 2012 12:27 PM
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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 overall October debut still belongs to “Paranormal Activity 3”). Even more, it grabbed just as much cash abroad with the cheapie sequel snaring $117 million overseas.

'Transporter' & 'Taken' TV Series' On The Way, 'Taken 2' Aiming To Film Next Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2010 7:20 AM
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If three movies of Jason Statham driving around in a fast car delivering packages weren't enough for you, get ready for the concept to hit the small screen.

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