‘Takers’ Takes No. 1 Spot at Box Office [Update]

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The star power of T.I., Chris Brown, Idris Elba, and more proved to be a powerful force at this weekend’s box office. While it barely missed the top spot, the action flick still managed to pull in strong figures.

Based on weekend estimates, the horror film The Last Exorcism grossed an estimated $21.3 million at 2,874 locations, enough to narrowly edge out Takers, which came in at No. 2 after earning $21 million at 2,206 theaters, according to studio estimates. At this rate, it should have no problem recouping its $32 million budget.

T.I., who stars in and produced the film, traveled across the country promoting his latest project, stopping in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Las Vegas for premieres. A prequel was already being considered before the box office results.

Takers, which also stars Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon, Jay Hernandez, and Zoe Saldana, focuses on a group of professional robbers who plan mind-blowing heists. When the recently-paroled member Ghost (played by Tip) rounds up the crew for one last sting, they have to dodge a pair of detectives (Dillon and Hernandez) intent on putting a stop to their theft.

“The storyline is a lot edgier. It has so many different dynamics. There are so many stories within the stories. With these characters, you get a little bit more back-story,” T.I. previously said of the comparisons between Takers and the similar flick Ocean’s Eleven. “And we’re younger and better looking.”

UPDATE: According to the latest box office receipts, Takers comes in at No. 1, besting The Last Exorcism. Final data released Monday shows Takers took in $20.5 million, compared with $20.4 million earned by Exorcism. “The real #’s are out and we did it!!! #TAKERS is #1!!!” tweeted a celebratory T.I.

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22 Comments

  1. AJ

    Great!! I went to see this myself! It was sooooo good!!

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  2. AJ

    They deserve the #1 spot!!

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  3. Crying Like a B

    Many did not support it because of Pussy Brown. He not getting a dime from me. So much for his young horny slutty teenage fans who claim he will have a #1 movie and single….Keep on dreaming. lol

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  4. Crying Like a B

    so much for his fans claiming the movie was #1…TRY HARDER WITH THE LIES NEXT TIME. OH and DUECES IS NOT A #1 HIT EITHER. LOL

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  5. TeamCBAfrica1

    lmfaoo @Crying like a B uhmm Shut Up pliz cuz 1st Chris is #1 on Billboard MAINSTREAM rnbif cud read it will b betta now next. Since i live in EU i didnt see it Takers but im sure its a Good Movie!

    GO BREEZY!

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  6. TeamCBAfrica1

    lmfaoo @Crying like a B uhmm Shut Up pliz cuz 1st Chris is #1 on Billboard MAINSTREAM rnb if cud u read it will b betta now next. Since i live in EU i didnt see Takers but im sure its a Good Movie!

    GO BREEZY!

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  7. 4Real

    I guess my earlier comment is waiting… Anyways, Box Office Updated with the latest numbers and “Takers” is #1.

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  8. 4Real

    Nice! To see the update Rap-Up. Sorry about the double posts.

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  9. @TT4Breezy

    Oh boy, there’s always a hater in the crowd! So happy Takers got the No. 1 spot!! Went to see it Friday and will try to see it this weekend before or while I’m in S.C…I’m glad to see the wise people checked out the “updated” section.

    Great job by ALL the actors!! We Takers!!
    #teambreezy

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  10. TeamCBAfrica1

    haha @Crying Like a B U MAAAAAD RITE!!!LOOOOL KEEP POSTIN HATER WE LOVE YOU! GIVE CHRIS ATTENTION AND WE GOT A #1 MOVIE guess we were not dreaming! we Shittin on You!ON TO THE NEXT ONE lol

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  11. Jan

    Wow @ crying like b, $20 million said a whole lot of people supported the movie. I guess you were some of the few that thought his career was over, he had the # 1 song on the urban radio stations, according to billboard he had the fastest moving single since Destiny Child in 1999, when billboard update on Thursday he will have the #1 spot. On another note not throwing shades, but Lottery Ticket gross $10 million on their opening weekend, I guess what I’m saying is they had a squeaky clean cast, sorry crying…. You fail big time… The boy has that thing called talent!

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  12. YOUR LIFE IS A FAIL!

    HAHAHA! THE HATERS ON THIS POST FAIL! YA’LL WERE LAUGHING CUZ YOU THOUGHT HE HAD A NUMBER TWO MOVIE(WHICH IS STILL REALLY GOOD) BUT ITS NUMBER ONE! SO YOU STILL LAUGHING? ACTUALLY HOW YOU FEELING FOR BEING SO HAPPY IT DIDNT GET NUMBER ONE WHEN IT DID?! IT SEEMS A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE SUPPORTED IT TO ME. AND YOU’LL NEVER SPEND A DIME ON CHRIS? OKAY YOU WONT BE MISSED OBVIOUSLY LOL! SO SHOUT OUT TO YA’LL FOR FAILING AT EVERYTHING YOU DO CUZ TAKERS IS NUMBER ONE AND PERFORMED ABOVE THE INDUSTRIES EXPECTATIONS FOR THE MOVIE!
    @CRYING LIKE A B
    TRY HARDER WITH THE LIES NEXT TIME? UMM BOO BYE! HOW ABOUT YOU TRY HARDER AT NOT BEING A FLOPPING HATER! TAKERS IS NUMBER ONE! YOU MAD? OR YOU GONNA COME UP WITH SOME DUMB REASON OF WHY IT DONT MATTER? EITHER WAY YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS AN EPIC FAIL!

    Oh and I thought Takers only had a $20 million budget? Oh well. It will probably still do good next weekend! Even the haters tried to come out and hate when the fact is you FAIL! Haha!

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  13. Me Damnit!!

    @Crying Like A B: Your name describes you perfectly, cause you really are crying like a B*tch!!! LMAO!
    #haveaseat

    Anyway, congrats CB and TI! Saw ‘Takers’ this weekend and I loved it! When CB came on screen in his first scene people went crazy in the theater! It did a lot better than expected and there is even talk of a ‘prequel’Yaaayyy! Can’t wait! Keep doing it big CB!

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  14. America's Sweetheart

    @ Me Damnit! good one! @ Crying Like a B, first of all, I am a young educated successful woman, not a horny teenager. I think you are just mad because you don’t have any horny teenagers chasing after your sorry ass! I am a fan of everyone in the movie, and I am very happy it did well. You must be a failure in your own life, you was the first hater to post, honey you told it all, you have no purpose, you probably don’t have any money to go see any movie, and you obviously don’t have a life, suck it up!

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  15. ...

    On the real, I’m glad for all involved with the movie Takers. I like to see situations like this that involved different ethnic groups that came together. The movie was not bad at all.

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  16. lois

    great job for all the cast! you all did great

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  17. Lisa

    #1 y’all!!

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  18. Melody

    You did Chris. Well done.

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  19. nina

    chris is #1……….love you chris ……….you did good job

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  20. manny man

    Im no horny teenage girl @ Crying like a B, I have no ill will towards CB, I was a fan of dude’s before his situation. Let’s just say, I’ve had a jealous female go up side my hade plenty of times, whenever she suspected me of cheating, it didn’t end like he’s, but, I’m not going to judge. He owned up & moved on. The movie was good, CB and the rest did good. I have no reason to hate, life is good here, i find that haters like you & others are miserable, & want company. Can’t join you.

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  21. arie

    Happy for all the cast members of Takers, well done!
    Keep it up! Have not seen the movie yet, I’m there tonight!

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