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'Taken 2' Takes No Prisoners at the Box Office

Liam Neeson in "Taken 2" Fox

Liam Neeson's international revenge thriller "Taken 2" punched the competition right in the face this weekend, debuting with an impressive $50 million according to That was nearly double the amount earned by second place finisher "Hotel Transylvania" ($26.3 million) and more than double the amount earned by the first "Taken" in its 2009 debut ($24 million).

Not everyone had a great weekend, though, as Tim Burton's animated labor of love "Frankenweenie" brought in just $11.5 million, finishing in fifth place and continuing Burton's recent box office slump.

For a full run down of this week's box office, including numbers for "Looper" and the word of mouth sensation "Pitch Perfect," head to

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