Taken 2 captures box office
08 October 2012, 10:54
Los Angeles - Kidnapping thriller Taken 2 easily won the weekend box office race with $50m in ticket sales at US and Canadian theatres over the weekend, studio estimates released on Sunday showed.
The sequel starring Liam Neeson as a former CIA agent who gets captured in Istanbul pushed last weekend's winner, family flick Hotel Transylvania, to second place. The movie about a hotel run by Dracula earned $26.3m.
Pitch Perfect, a comedy about a girls singing group, landed in third place with $14.7m. The movie expanded nationwide after an impressive opening a week ago in a small number of theatres.