Neeson Smash! Audience Approve!

You think he's angry now? Wait until he figures out she's GermanThe numbers are in, and no one’s terribly surprised to learn that “Unknowntopped the weekend box-office to the tune of $21.8 million, echoing the strong business “Taken” did two winters ago. Coming in second was “I am Number Four” with $19.5 million; “Gnomeo & Juliet” was close behind with $19.4 million. (Their positions may shift tomorrow, when final returns for the holiday weekend are tallied up.)

Fun fact: “Taken” and “Unknown” were produced entirely independently of one another — made by different people, distributed by different studios. But they both let Neeson play Godzilla, letting him lay waste to foreign cities with righteous fury; maybe for the third one, they’ll unleash him on Tokyo. I mean, it’s only fair.

Oh, and happy Family Day, everybody! If you’re in downtown Toronto and you feel like doing something cinematic today, I humbly suggest the free Lightbox screenings of “James and the Giant Peach“, “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Sherlock Jr.” — the latter with live musical accompaniment (sort of). How often do you get the chance to see any of those on a big screen?