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Box Office History for Taken Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
Jan 30, 2009 Taken $25,000,000 $24,717,037 $145,000,989 $226,941,585  
Oct 5, 2012 Taken 2 $45,000,000 $49,514,769 $139,854,287 $377,807,404 Play
Jan 9, 2015 Taken 3 $48,000,000 $39,201,657 $89,256,424 $327,656,424 Play
 Totals$118,000,000 $374,111,700$932,405,413 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
May 12, 2009 Taken $80,806,533 $9,727,033 $90,533,566
Jan 15, 2013 Taken 2 $45,138,682 $19,262,129 $64,400,811
Mar 31, 2015 Taken 3 $13,994,142 $8,530,507 $22,524,649

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

Home Market Releases for July 7th, 2015

July 8th, 2015

Dude Bro Party Massacre 3

It's a slow week, which should come as no surprise. There are no major releases and even among the smaller releases, there are few that are must haves. As far as Pick of the Week contenders go, Dude Bro Party Massacre 3 is the best. It is the Pick of the Week, but you can only get it on the Official Site. I think it is worth the price for the Superfan Edition, but I also backed the Kickstarter at the Blu-ray level, so my judgment is not to be trusted. More...

Home Market Numbers: Sniper Steady on Top

June 14th, 2015

American Sniper

The week ending May 31 was a terrible week for new releases with only one that sold more than 50,000 units on the combined home market chart. Fortunately, American Sniper held on a lot better than most releases do, and was down just 27% to 844,000 units/ $16.01 million in consumer spending for the week, giving it totals of 1.99 million units / $37.40 million after two weeks of release. It is now in fifth place on the 2015 combined chart, but again, given its box office, it should be higher. More...

DVD Sales: Taken Dominates on DVD

May 23rd, 2015

There was only one big new release on the DVD sales chart. Taken 3 earned an easy first place with 435,000 units / $6.48 million. This is well below the opening week sales of the first two films in the franchise. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Taken 3 Leads Trio of New Releases

May 23rd, 2015

New releases were not terrible, which makes this week on the Blu-ray sales chart better than the past couple of weeks. Taken 3 earned first place with 253,000 units / $5.03 million over the week for an opening week Blu-ray share of 37%. Its raw numbers are significantly lower than Taken 2's opening week Blu-ray sales. Additionally, its opening week Blu-ray share was just 37%, which is lower than most action films. Then again, its reviews were awful, so even fans of the franchise might not be interested in spending extra to get the high definition version. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Taken 3

April 27th, 2015

Taken 3 is the second movie I've reviewed this weekend. The first was atrocious, but unfortunately, this one earned even worse reviews. Is it that bad? Is it simply a mindless action film that can take up two hours of your life? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 21st, 2015

April 20th, 2015

It is another terrible week on the home market. There is only one big movie coming out this week, Taken 3, but its Tomatometer Score is in single digits. It is infinitely skippable. As for contenders for Pick of the Week, there are not a lot. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (DVD or Blu-ray) is the only real contender, while A Most Violent Year is on the list because the screener arrived late and it is the only other release that is an easy recommendation. More...

International Box Office: Cinderella Swaps Spots with Insurgent

April 2nd, 2015

Cinderella poster

Cinderella returned to first place after a week in second. It did so with $40.0 million in 53 markets for totals of $187.7 million internationally and $337.3 million worldwide. The film opened in a number of major markets, including the U.K., where it earned first place with $5.65 million in 554 theaters. The film took $3.8 million in France and $3.7 million in Australia, while Brazil was close behind with $3.4 million. The film's debut in Spain wasn't as strong at $2.1 million, but that was still the best result of the weekend and the third best opening of the year. Meanwhile in China, the film added $12.33 million over the full week for a total of $65.92 million after three. At this pace, the film will have no trouble getting to $400 million worldwide, which will be enough to cover its entire production budget and perhaps all of its P&A budget. More...

International Box Office: 50 Shades a Worldwide Phenomenon

February 19th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey poster

Fifty Shades of Grey dominated the international box office with an opening weekend of $158 million in 58 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $173.56 million. Worldwide, the film took $258.73 million during its opening weekend, which puts it just behind Taken 3 for the year. It became the biggest hit shortly after the weekend ended. The film's biggest market was in the U.K., where it made $20.90 million in 586 theaters. This is better than it opened with here, relative to the size of the two markets, so we can blame the U.K. for the success of this film. It also did incredibly well in Germany ($15.2 million on 741 screens); France ($12 million on 785); and Russia ($10.68 million on 1,105). Obviously the film is going to be turned into a franchise. More...

Weekend Estimates: Taken Tops $40 Million

January 11th, 2015

Taken 3 poster

A lukewarm critical reception hasn’t deterred movie fans from embracing the (possibly) final installment in the Taken franchise this weekend, with Taken 3 enjoying a $40.4 million debut, according to Fox’s Sunday estimate. That’s down somewhat from the $49.5 million posted by Taken 2 on its debut, but a theater average of $11,200 speaks for itself. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Taken Take Top Spot?

January 8th, 2015

Taken 3 poster

It is a strange weekend at the box office with the number of wide releases being outnumbered by the number of wide expansions. Taken 3 is the only wide release and it is widely expected to top the chart by a significant margin. Selma is the best film on this week's list and should do well during its first wide weekend. On the other hand, it appears Inherent Vice is not opening truly wide and that it likely won't reach the top ten. This weekend last year was led by Lone Survivor, which earned $37.85 million during its first week of wide release, while the only new wide release was The Legend of Hercules with $8.87 million. There was also another not-so wide expansion, August: Osage County, which earned seventh place with $7.16 million. Overall, it looks like 2015's batch of new releases are not quite as strong as last year's were, but 2015 did win last weekend, so perhaps the holdovers can help 2015 come out on top of the year-over-year comparison. More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

Note: This list contains actors who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Liam Neeson 3 Bryan Mills $932,405,413 $10,013,995,535 9.3%
Maggie Grace 3 Kim $932,405,413 $2,859,257,629 32.6%
Famke Janssen 3 Lenore $932,405,413 $3,544,767,798 26.3%
Leland Orser 3 Sam $932,405,413 $2,189,222,416 42.6%
Jon Gries 3 Casey $932,405,413 $1,904,267,885 49.0%
Olivier Rabourdin 2 Jean-Claude $604,748,989 $673,323,844 89.8%
Nathan Rippy 2 Victor $604,748,989 $604,748,989 100.0%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
Nathaniel Mechaly 3 Composer (3) $932,405,413 $1,016,292,052 91.7%
Luc Besson 3 Screenwriter (3)
Producer (3)
$932,405,413 $2,538,459,646 36.7%
Robert Mark Kamen 3 Screenwriter (3) $932,405,413 $1,731,562,335 53.8%
Sebastien Inizan 2 Production Designer (2) $705,463,828 $744,423,728 94.8%
Olivier Beriot 2 Costume Designer (2) $705,463,828 $1,612,213,544 43.8%
Didier Hoarau 2 Executive Producer (1)
Producer (1)
$554,598,009 $554,598,009 100.0%
Ludovic Bernard 2 Assistant Director (2) $705,463,828 $1,253,010,045 56.3%
John Papsidera 2 U.S. Casting (2) $705,463,828 $11,623,520,195 6.1%
Michael Mandaville 2 Line Producer in USA (2) $705,463,828 $705,463,828 100.0%
Nanci Roberts 2 Art Director (2) $554,598,009 $554,598,009 100.0%
Frederic DuBois 2 Sound Mixer (1)
Sound Editor (1)
$705,463,828 $890,140,214 79.3%
Stephane Bucher 2 Sound Mixer (2)
Re-recording Mixer (1)
$705,463,828 $1,282,056,850 55.0%
Dean Humphreys 2 Sound Mixer (1)
Re-recording Mixer (1)
$705,463,828 $1,416,880,838 49.8%