Neeson doubles the take with $50M 'Taken 2' debut
LOS ANGELES – Critics don't like "Taken 2," but Liam Neeson's action sequel has proved twice the hit among fans as the original movie was.
"Taken 2" led the box office with $50 million domestically over opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That's double the haul for Neeson's "Taken," which took in $24.7 million in its U.S. debut in early 2009.
"Taken" went on to become a $145 million smash for Neeson, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Schindler's List" who has become an unlikely action hero in his 50s.
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