10/07/2012 01:17 pm ET | Updated Oct 07, 2012

'Taken 2' Tops Box Office With $50 Million Opening Weekend

Liam Neeson has taken the weekend box office with "Taken 2."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neeson's "Taken 2" grossed $50 million in the US and $55 million overseas. The sequel grossed about $25 million more than the original "Taken" did during its opening weekend in 2008.

In "Taken 2," Neeson stars as Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent. Maggie Grace returns as Bryan's daughter Kim and "X-Men's" Famke Janssen plays Lenore, Bryan's ex-wife.

"Hotel Transylvania," last week's No. 1 movie, came in at No. 2 with $27 million.

"Pitch Perfect" opened in wide release and came in third at the box office with $14.7 million, according to TheWrap. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis' "Looper" fell to fourth place with $11.8 million. Disney's "Frankenweenie" opened with $11.5 million, placing it in fifth place.

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