Liam Neeson thriller Cold Pursuit makes $11m at US box office

Liam Neeson's recent race row did not appear to have a big impact on his new film's box office takings this weekend. Cold Pursuit was the third most popular film in US and Canadian cinemas, making $10.8m (£8.4m) between Friday and Sunday, according to studio estimates. The revenge drama's opening weekend takings were slightly below those for his other recent action thrillers. The 66-year-old actor came under fire last week after admitting he once wanted to kill a random black man. In an interview with The Independent, Neeson revealed that he had roamed the streets many years ago hoping take out his anger on an innocent black person after learning that someone close to him had been raped by a black man. Director Spike Lee was among many to criticise the actor for his remarks, telling the BBC that he “didn't know why he did it”. Read more here >>>

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