"Taken 2" held off a crowded field of new movies to retain its box office crown, as according to Film.com the Liam Neeson revenge fantasy earned a solid $22.5 million.
That was just enough to take out Ben Affleck's critically acclaimed thriller "Argo" ($20.1 million) and Ethan Hawke's creepy horror show "Sinister" ($18.3 million). Kevin James' MMA comedy "Here Comes the Boom," meanwhile, got caught in its own chokehold and managed just $12 million for a fifth place debut.
For a full rundown of the weekend box office, including figures for new releases "Seven Psychopaths" and "Atlas Shrugged Part 2" as well as returning hits "Hotel Transylvania" and "Pitch Perfect," head to Film.com.
When thinking of the hottest actors, Kevin James probably isn't the first name that comes to mind. Still, he may just be the luckiest man in Hollywood.
We know you're skeptical, but take a look at his leading ladies for instance. Model Amber Valletta in "Hitch," Maria Bello in "Grown Ups" and this weekend, he tops even himself by hanging out with the stunning Salma Hayek in "Here Comes the Boom."
To see what we mean, check out our gallery dedicated to the King of these Queens.
So, with that in mind (and following one of the most ridiculous email exchanges Team NextMovie has ever had — and that's saying something) we decided to prove it and came up with nine movies made better with boom.
That question was first asked in the summer of 1990, when the original "Total Recall," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a construction worker who finds he's involved in a revolution on Mars (OR IS HE?), hit theaters.
Now, Sony will ask that question again -- 21 years later -- as a new "Total Recall" will hit theaters this summer on August 3, according to Deadline.
The new "Total Recall," starring Colin Farrell and directed by Len Wiseman (the "Underworld" movies and "Live Free or Die Hard"), is coming out this August? They better hurry up with some stills or a trailer or a "I Love Mars" Facebook page or something. Get More »