Studio Estimates for Jan. 30 – Feb. 1:
1. Taken – $24.6 million
2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop – $14 million
3. The Uninvited – $10.5 million
4. Hotel for Dogs – $8.7 million
5. Gran Torino – $8.6 million
Liam Neeson and the action/thriller ‘Taken’ finished at the top of the box office as predicted. The surprise that none of us saw was Hotel for Dogs coming in at fourth, just edging out Gran Torino. Paul Blart continues to rack up a pile of cash… can you smell a sequel? And the psychological horror, The Uninvited, debuted in third with $10.5 million. Not a bad Super Bowl weekend box office.