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.
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.
So it turns out there is something to be said for telling a good-ole fashioned fairy-tale, even if it's the exact one, over and over again: animated Cinderella, awkward Cinderella, Moesha Cinderella, Disney Channel Overload Cinderella ...
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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