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Tim Burton's 3-D 'Frankenweenie' fizzles in fifth
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2012 5:37 PM CDT
This film image released by Disney shows Edgar "E" Gore, voiced by Atticus Shaffer in a scene from "Frankenweenie."   (AP Photo/Disney)

(Newser) Reviews notwithstanding, Taken 2 stomped the weekend box office with a $50 million bow—the best October opening ever for a PG-13 film, says the Hollywood Reporter. The Liam Neeson action-film sequel also shot up overseas competition by raking in $55 million more. Domestically, Hotel Transylvania ($27 million) slid to second while Pitch Perfect ($14 million) took third and Looper ($12 million) hung in there in fourth. Tim Burton's 3-D, stop-motion Frankenweenie fizzled with an $11.5 million debut.

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scum1
Oct 8, 2012 10:42 AM CDT
I saw it but would not recommend it. I predict a drop next week once word of mouth spreads. It was not good and nowhere near as good as the first one. I never listen to critics and most people don't. They will listen to their friends though
JKBoss
Oct 7, 2012 11:49 PM CDT
Something doesn't add up. Huge weekend collection; a 7.1 IMDB rating; very negative reviews in IMDB and other usual sources (Rotten Tomatoes, Roger & Ebert).
finkster
Oct 7, 2012 9:25 PM CDT
"Reviews notwithstanding, Taken 2 stomped the weekend box office with a $50 million bow" Which only goes to show that most people don't give a damn what the critics think