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DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) – After three weeks atop the box office, “The Hobbit” has been taken down by Liam Neeson.

“Taken 3″ nabbed the top spot at the weekend box office with $ 40.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The third installment of the 20th Century Fox thriller series stars Neeson as a vengeance-seeking retired CIA operative with… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Taken 3' Takes the Top Spot From 'The Hobbit'

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. Taken 3 – $ 40.0 million ($ 40.0 million total)

2. Selma – $ 11.2 million ($ 13.4 million total)

3. Into the Woods – $ 9.7 million ($ 105.2 million total)

4. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $ 9.4 million ($ 236.5 million total)

We all know Bryan Mills from the Taken series has a particular set of skills. But what are they really? Is he good at baking cakes? Can he play “Flight of the Bumblebee” on the harmonica? In an effort to figure out exactly what Bryan Mills is good at, we’ve poured through the Taken films and made some educated guesses.

Liam Neeson has a specific set of skills. Namely, he can look stern and kick ass. We didn’t always know he had this capability. He was a doctor alongside Jodie Foster in Nell. He was Mr. Schindler in Schindler’s List. But I’ve never seen either of those films, one of which is my dirty movie secret (the definition of a dirty movie secret is the film you should be most… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'Taken' vs. 'Non-Stop'

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J.J. Abrams was criticized last year for his desire to keep secret the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch’s… Continue reading 'Star Wars: Episode VII': J.J. Abrams Reveals the Exteme Measures Taken While Working on the Top Secret Script