Liam Neeson’s New Film Is Set To Take In $10 Million Over Opening Weekend

‘Cold Persuit’ Plans On Making Millions Liam Neeson’s new flick “Cold Pursuit” is set to take in $10 million and is number three at the US box office in...

‘Cold Persuit’ Plans On Making Millions

Liam Neeson’s new flick “Cold Pursuit” is set to take in $10 million and is number three at the US box office in its opening weekend. The film risked being seriously overshadowed after the star made some unexpectedly frank comments in an interview promoting the film.

Neeson was hit with a massive backlash following his comments, but it doesn’t seem as though his controversial remarks have had a negative impact on his new movie, as it went on to pull in $3.6 million on its opening night.

Director of “Cold Pursuit” Hans Petter Moland also defended Neeson, saying he is ‘very honest, he is a very decent, grounded man’ and refuted claims the actor was racist. He also urged people to look past ‘the twitterati’ and to read Neeson’s comments in full.

It’s the worst opening for any wide release starring Neeson since 2010, when “The Next Three Days”, which also starred Russell Crowe, opened to $6.5 million. However, expectations were low even before Neeson’s comments, with trackers estimating it would open to $7 to $10 million.

The film is Neeson’s worst-performing action film since 1990’s superhero film “Darkman”, directed by Sam Raimi, which opened to $8 million in August 1990 and ending up only earning $48 million worldwide. In comparison, the actor’s highest-earning action film was 2012’s “Taken 2”, which opened to $49.5 million and earned $376 million worldwide.

Cold Pursuit, directed by Hans Petter Moland, follows a snowplow driver whose quiet life comes crashing down when his son dies under mysterious circumstances, leading him on a path of bloody vengeance.

Follow @TwistityNews