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LOS ANGELES-- Critics don't like "Taken 2," but Liam Neeson's action sequel has proved twice the hit among fans as the original movie was. "Taken" went on to become a $145 million smash for Neeson, the Academy Award-nominated star of " Schindler's List" who has become an unlikely action hero in his 50 s.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 7- Liam Neeson thriller "Taken 2" captured the No. 1 spot on movie box office charts over the weekend with a brawny $50 million take from theaters in the United States and Canada.
The sequel starring Liam Neeson as a former CIA agent who gets captured in Istanbul pushed last weekend's winner, family flick " Hotel Transylvania," to second place. "Taken 2" was released by 20th Century Fox, a unit of News Corp. Sony Corp's movie studio distributed " Hotel Transylvania."
ABC has the highest amount, with 10 out of 194, or 5.2 percent, of their regular characters identified as LGBT. CBS was saluted as much improved, with four out of 142 LGBT series regulars, or 2.8 percent, up from 0.7 percent last year.
NEW YORK-- "There is an inherent evil to the wondrous technology that we embrace blindly," says J.J. Abrams. It's a loaded observation that seems simultaneously quizzical, thrilled and circumspect. And it hints at the world view of Abrams, the alliteratively initialed writer-director-producer whose latest series, "Revolution," airs Mondays at 10 p.m. EDT on NBC.
--The company plans to issue $290 million of senior unsecured notes to partially finance this acquisition.
CBS' new period-piece drama, "Vegas," debuted in sixth place, while its contemporary Sherlock Holmes whodunit, "Elementary," premiered in 10th place, according to Nielsen Co. figures released Tuesday. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" was No. 1 in the rankings, but CBS' "NCIS" was second for the week, "NCIS: Los Angeles" was fourth and "Big Bang Theory" was fifth.
TheStreet.com reports on one analyst who says ADT is a “safe” bet on the housing market.
NEW YORK, Oct 2- Inspired by travel sites like Expedia, start-up Wiresurfer.com is promising to condense three days work into fifteen minutes for small companies shopping for telecommunications services.
While earlier than anticipated, Fitch believes the company is beginning to accumulate cash to fund an anticipated future redemption of GE's interest in NBCUniversal Holdings.
SEATTLE, Oct 1- Microsoft Corp is launching its own news operation as part of its new-look MSN website when Windows 8 launches later this month. Microsoft sold its 50 percent stake in news website MSNBC.com in July to longtime partner NBCUniversal, now majority-owned by Comcast Corp.
O'Donnell, who jumped to CBS last year after more than a decade at NBC News, replaced Erica Hill within the trio of "CBS This Morning" hosts that also include Charlie Rose and Gayle King.
NEW YORK-- The Ryder Cup's final day has drawn its highest preliminary television rating since the last big comeback 13 years ago. Sunday's coverage on NBC earned a 4.1 overnight rating and 9 share. NBC is controlled by Comcast Corp..
Yesterday we saw some bullish action in Viacom, with one options trader buying 60,000 December 60 calls for $0.50 each with the stock at 54.59.