Taking of Pelham 123 Taken Down At Box Office

The Taking Of Pelham 123 couldn’t manage a first or even second-place box office finish — the John Travolta/Denzel Washington thriller stumbled to a $25 million, third-place showing in its opening weekend.

The film finished a distant third behind The Hangover ($33.4 million) and Up ($30.5).

Industry experts speculated that the lack of promotion from Travolta — still recovering from the tragic death of son Jett earlier this year — might have contributed the lack of buzz that led to the remake’s mediocre opening.

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