Cold Pursuit hit No. 3 in the American box and took $ 3.6 million on its first day at its opening.
Experts expect the movie will hit $ 10 million by the end of the weekend.
The success of the film so far has been a surprise for some who are expecting controversial comments by Neeson during the film's promotion to break the impact of the film on the box.
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titles earlier this month when the comments he made the press for an incident in his past has sparked controversy.
The 66-year-old was interviewed by The Independent when he told the story of a friend
We turned to the situation of rape in the most unusual way. But then I immediately asked if she knew who she was? What color are they? She said she was a black man.
I went up and down by regions with a joke, hoping I would be … approached by someone. I was ashamed to say that and I did it for a week ̵1; hoping some black Backstard would come out of the pub and call me for something, you know? To be able to kill him
It was terrible, terrible when I remember doing it. And I never recognized that and told it to a journalist.
It's terrible. But I learned a lesson from this when I finally thought, "What are you doing?", You know? I understand that there is a need for revenge, but it simply leads to more revenge, more murders and more murders.  Good Morning America shortly after the initial interview, Neeson tried to explain and clarify his remarks. Asked if he would have the same reaction "with a white man," he said:
If she had said that a British, a Scotch, a paper lighter, I would have reacted to the same. I was trying to show the honor and stand for my friend in this medieval way.
I'm quite a smart person and that's why I'm shocked. I wanted to get away because my friend was brutally raped.
Cold Pursuit is no longer in the United States, but in the UK on February 22.
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