Taken 2 easily took the top spot at the weekend box office.
The Liam Neeson action film grossed an estimated $50 million in its first weekend of release, doubling the opening weekend totals for the first Taken film in 2009, according to Box Office Mojo. Last weekend's No. 1 film, Hotel Transylvania, fell to second with $26.3 million.
After impressing in its limited-run opening last week, Pitch Perfect expanded to 2,770 theaters and nabbed $14.7 million to take third place. Looper followed in fourth place, snatching $12.2 million. The weekend's other major new release, Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, debuted at No. 5, scaring up $11.5 million.
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