The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Taken 2’ takes weekend again
Published: October 15, 2012 09:22AM
Updated: October 16, 2012 09:14AM
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This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Liam Neeson in a scene from "Taken 2." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Magali Bragard)

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:

• “Taken 2” ruled the box office for a second weekend, with newcomers “Argo” and “Sinister” coming up behind. Two other new films, “Seven Psychopaths” and “Atlas Shrugged, Part II,” both underperformed. [Box Office Mojo]

• Agent Phil Coulson, the unassuming hero of “The Avengers” (played by Clark Gregg), will return for Joss Whedon’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” TV spinoff. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Michael Moore has a new idea for how documentaries compete for Oscars: Play by the same rules as every other type of film. [The Wrap]