Box office top 3: 'Run All Night' falls at Cinderella's feet

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Box Office Top 3: 'Run All Night' Falls at Cinderella's Feet


There are two things in film that will never get old: Disney princess' and Liam Neeson's particular set of skills.

"Cinderella" brought in a massive $70 million,while boasting an 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and giving Rob Stark something else to get interviewed about.

Along with the $70 million "Cinderella" managed to pull in domestically, the Disney classic brought in another $62 million overseas – putting the film more than $30 million in the black before its debut weekend is even over.

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Liam Neeson's "Run All Night" takes a distant second at the box office, bringing in an estimated $11 million and possibly serving as the last stand for the action star.

The original "Taken" cost $25 million to produce but ended its lifespan at the box office with $226 million in global sales, thus pushing Neeson's skills into as many action movies as humanly possible.

From Sean Penn's "The Gunman" to Denzel Washington's "The Equalizer," it seems Neeson has started a trend that he may have already worked himself out of. While "The Equalizer" turned out to be one of Denzel's most profitable movies on record, "Run All Night" is Neeson's worst opening weekend in years.

It's hard to say exactly why "Run All Night" faired so badly among moviegoers, but one theory is "Taken" fatigue, and while Neeson may not have called it quits on action movies just yet, he's considering it.

The actor told USA Today, "If I feel audiences saying, 'Come on, he's 62, enough is enough,' I'm very sensitive to that and if I pick up that vibe it will all stop. And I'll start playing dads or grandfathers."

I doubt Neeson goes from fighting 30,000 feet up to a rocking chair, but the cold reception for "Run All Night" could be the vibe Neeson was referring to.

Showing perhaps the best legs of any February release is "Kingsman: The Secret Service" bringing in an estimated $6.2 million and remaining in the top three for four out of five weeks since its release.

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Box office top 3: 'Run All Night' falls at Cinderella's feet
Actors Richard Madden, left, and Lily James participate in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the new film "Cinderella" at AOL Studios on Monday, March 9, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Lily James, left, and Richard Madden arrive at the World Premiere Of "Cinderella" on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Lily James, left, and Richard Madden arrive at the World Premiere Of "Cinderella" on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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Actress Lily James seen at the screening of "Cinderella" on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
IMAGES DISTRIBUTED FOR DISNEY CONSUMER PRODUCTS -The stars of Disney's live action film "Cinderella," Lily James and Richard Madden, admire the Disney-curated collection of nine luxury designer shoes that re-imagine the iconic glass slipper from the film at 10022-SHOE, Saks Fifth Avenue's dedicated shoe zip code, Monday, March 9, 2015, in New York. The shoes are for sale exclusively at Saks in the U.S. "Cinderella" opens in theaters nationwide on March 13. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/ Invision for Disney Consumer Products/AP Images)
Actor Richard Madden signs a wall at AOL's BUILD Speaker Series where he participated in a discussion for his new film "Cinderella" at AOL Studios on Monday, March 9, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor Lily James participates in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the new film "Cinderella" at AOL Studios on Monday, March 9, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actors Richard Madden and Lily James participate in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the new film "Cinderella" at AOL Studios on Monday, March 9, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Lily James, left, and Richard Madden, right, attend a special screening of "Cinderella", hosted by Disney and The Cinema Society, at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on Sunday, March 8, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
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