Place For Replacement Liam Neeson In "Taken" Sequel

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Place For Replacement Liam Neeson In

It was a confusing day yesterday as word emerged in the morning that Mickey Rourke, Ralph Fiennes, Ray Winstone, Sean Bean and Jason Isaacs were all under consideration as potential replacements for Liam Neeson in a "Taken" sequel.

At the time Neeson's possible departure was due to scheduling issues - producer Luc Besson wanted to film the movie this year, while Neeson wants to take some much needed time off once he wraps "Wrath of the Titans" in the UK.

Besson and Rober ...


Punisher Punished, Frost On Fire

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Punisher Punished, Frost On Fire

The post-Thanksgiving weekend is usually seen as one of the quietest of the year and 2008 didn't change that assumption one bit. There was little shift in the numbers with the Top 7 staying essentially the same.

Comedy "Four Christmases" held the best, falling 41.5% in its second week out for an $18.1 million haul in first place. "Twilight" softened the severe plunge it took last weekend with a 49.9% drop and raked in $13.2 million.

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Thanksgiving Box-Office Final Figures

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Thanksgiving Box-Office Final Figures

The numbers are in and "Four Christmases" won both the three and five-day Thanksgiving box-office take with $31.7 mlllion and $46.7 million respectively.

In second place "Twilight" beat out "Bolt" for the five-day tally ($39.5M vs. $36.0M) but the three-day weekend haul was neck and neck with just over $26M each. More notably, for the three day period "Bolt" gained 2% on its opening weekend from last week, whereas "Twilight" fel ...


Christmases Rules, Australia Flops

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Christmases Rules, Australia Flops

With the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend in full swing, the early parts of the five-day tallys have begun to be calculated and the news is rosy for some, tragic for others.

The big winner of the holiday season by far is Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon comedy "Four Christmases". The newcomer pulled in $6.1 million on Wednesday, $5.1M on Thursday, and $13.2M on Friday - the film should complete the five day holiday north of $45 million and the top spot. The money comes ...