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Liam Neeson Will Personally Greet NYC Moviegoers Who See His New Movie in Theaters

Liam Neeson is excited for New York City movie theaters to re-open and he will personally be at a theater on Friday night (March 4) to welcome moviegoers seeing his new film.

The 68-year-old actor’s movie The Marksman will be playing at the AMC Lincoln Square theater and he will be at an evening showing on Friday to greet moviegoers before the film begins.

“This is one for the diary,” Liam told THR. “It will be nice to welcome people. I think going to the cinema is a bit of a sacred experience. I’ve felt that way since I was a kid.”

The Marksman has been playing in theaters since January 15 and it has grossed over $16 million worldwide so far, though it still hasn’t played in many key markets like New York City. The movie follows a rancher on the Arizona border who becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy desperately fleeing the cartel assassins who’ve pursued him into the U.S.

“The reopening of New York is a strong symbolic gesture to the theater-going audience that it is okay to put your toe in the water,” said Tom Ortenberg, chief of Open Road/Briarcliff, the film’s U.S. distributor.

Liam Neeson's 'The Marksman' Is No. 1 at the Box Office for a Second Week

Liam Neeson is holding strong at No. 1!

His new movie The Marksman is on top at the box office for a second weekend, Deadline reported Sunday (January 24).

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In the movie, Liam is an Arizona rancher and former Marine who rescues a young boy from the clutches of a Mexican cartel.

The film earned $2.03 million for a running total for $6.09 million, according to the latest report.

Deadline also pointed out what’s happening with major movies amid the pandemic, and how that’s affecting theaters and release dates: “The major studios ran for the hills again, just like they did after the release of Tenet, pushing their Q1 titles seeing the bluesy Christmas results of Wonder Woman 1984 and News of the World. Yes, as we told you, this was to be expected in Q1 given how the virus is lingering despite the deployment of the current vaccine…scientists at Columbia University estimate that we’re bound to get 158M total infections if the current restrictions we have in the U.S. stay in place until late July. This could mean we go through another cycle of release date changes, and push theatrical further into the fall. We’ll see.”

Find out what Liam Neeson just said about his future in action films.

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Liam Neeson's 'The Marksman' Arrives at No. 1 at the Box Office

Liam Neeson has a hit movie!

The 68-year-old actor’s latest action thriller The Marksman, directed by Robert Lorenz, arrived at the top spot at the box office over the weekend, THR reported Sunday (January 17).

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The movie brought in an estimated four-day opening of $3.7 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, including $3.2 million for three-day weekend.

In the movie, Liam is an Arizona rancher and former Marine who rescues a young boy from the clutches of a Mexican cartel.

Marskman played best in the South and drew an older crowd, with 33 percent of ticket buyers over the age of 45, according to PostTrak,” the outlet reported. The movie also ended Wonder Woman 1984‘s four-weekend run at No. 1.

Find out what Liam Neeson just said about his future in action films.

Liam Neeson Says He's Retiring From Action Films

Liam Neeson is leaving the action genre behind.

The 68-year-old actor confirmed that he sees an end to his career run with action movies in an interview with ET.

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“Oh, yeah. I think so. I’m 68 and a half. 69 this year. There’s a couple more I’m going to do this year — hopefully, COVID allowing us — there’s a couple in the pipeline and, then I think that will probably be it. Well, unless I’m on a Zimmer frame or something,” he explained during the interview.

“I love doing ‘em. I love beating up guys half my age,” he added, going on to talk about an experience on the set of upcoming film Blacklight.

“I’ve just finished one in Australia and I had a fight scene with a kid — lovely, sweet actor called Taylor — and halfway through the fight I looked up, I was breathless and it didn’t cost him a cent, and I said, ‘Taylor, what age are you?’ He said, ’25.’ I said, ‘That’s the age of my eldest son!’”

He previously said he’s done with superhero movies as well, although fans are campaigning for him to play Zeus from Clash of the Titans in Wonder Woman 3.

“I guess so, sure. I mean, I’m very flattered! I wasn’t aware that the ancient Greek gods appeared in Wonder Woman. I have to say, much to my chagrin, I haven’t seen kind of the Wonder Woman movies…I’ll call my agent!” he said.

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RHONY's Carole Radziwill Says She Kissed Liam Neeson at Andy Cohen's Christmas Party Years Ago

Carole Radziwill, a journalist and former Real Housewives of New York cast member, is speaking out about the night she kissed Liam Neeson at a Christmas party.

“I met him at a Christmas party one night and my knees buckled. If I knew how to swoon, I would have swooned. And it’s not because he’s a movie star. If you’ve met one you’ve met them all, and I’ve met more than my share. My run-in with Liam was free of controversy. It started over the eggnog. I was at Andy Cohen’s annual Christmas party, sitting on a counter in the kitchen watching the booze come and go. There were two other things you could count on at this party: the brownies will get you stoned, and one surprise guest will show up. One year it was Madonna with her own chic entourage. She sat in the corner and grumbled about the music. Another year, during his lumbersexual phase, John Mayer showed up in flannel and stayed until the end. Once, I brought Susan Sarandon with me and she started chatting with a woman who looked a lot like Monica Lewinsky. We learned after she left, it was Monica Lewinsky,” Carole wrote for Town & Country.

In the essay, she recalled seeing Liam for the first time.

“The height and bulk of him was overwhelming, like finding yourself at the base of a California Redwood. I don’t remember what we went on to talk about because a few moments later another man walked past in the overcrowded room and bumped me out of his way, spilling my eggnog. I don’t recall one detail about the second man. I only remember Liam. He put his huge hand on my arm to steady me, and then I could hear his deep Rob Roy Irish voice: ‘Hey, listen. If you can’t watch where you’re going I’m going to have to ask you to leave.’”

The pair got to talking and Carole said, “I can’t recall if there was a lull in the conversation, but I do know at one point he leaned in. ‘Would you mind if I kissed you?’ he asked. I said, ‘Sure.’ He kissed me anyway. Not a French kiss, but a longer-than-hello one.”

Carole said after the party she attempted to get into touch with him and finally, after years, she was the bartender on Watch What Happens Live! while Liam was a guest.

Carole concluded, “The swoon had steadied in the time since. I’d met a man twenty years younger, and he crystallized me. He was tall like Liam, and had that same sparkle in his eye. I had to slide over in the taxi and he left his clothes on my floor but he was fun. Liam, I realized, had unexpectedly crystallized something for me—while I desired a manly man, I did not need one. And that, ladies, is a world of difference.”

Last year, Liam made headlines when he reunited with a very famous ex!

Liam Neeson's 'Honest Thief' Stays at No. 1 at Box Office Amid Pandemic

Liam Neeson‘s movie is continuing to do well at the box office amid the pandemic.

Honest Thief brought in an additional $2.4 million at 2,502 locations in its second week at the box office, Variety reported Sunday (October 25).

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The film saw a 44% decrease from its opening weekend box office, and has brought in a total of $7.5 million in its first 10 days in North America so far. More screens were added to the box office amid the decision to give movie theaters outside of New York City permission to reopen at reduced capacity starting on October 23.

“Our belief was that releasing a crowd-pleaser of a film, like Honest Thief, at this point in time, would generate the positive word-of-mouth necessary to successfully propel the film for many weeks. Back to back weeks at number 1, confirms that belief,” said Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road.

The box office number also reflects one of the lowest-winning weekend totals in theaters during the past two months. Comscore reports that only 49% of movie theater locations are open, with U.S. theaters operating with reduced hours and at reduced capacity with social distancing restrictions.

One theater chain is now doing this to combat the decline in moviegoers amid the pandemic.

Liam Neeson's 'Honest Thief' - Box Office Numbers Revealed

The numbers are in for Liam Neeson‘s new movie Honest Thief, amid the pandemic and a struggling movie theater business.

The movie brought in a total of $3.7 million at the box office, THR reported Sunday (October 18).

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The numbers arrive at the same time as Seattle theaters were allowed to open, while New York announced that cinemas outside of New York City could open by following certain criteria for safety.

The movie’s brought in $4.2 million when including Canadian box office grosses.

“Moviegoers, particularly couples, came back to theatres to enjoy Honest Thief in a theatrical environment and were rewarded with a movie rated 88 percent on the audience score from Rotten Tomatoes,” said Tom Ortenberg of Open Road Films.

THR notes that the movie played “particularly well” in Miami, Chicago, San Diego and Atlanta.

AMC just announced something surprising amid the pandemic.