taken 2 liam neeson box office 'Taken 2' punches the box office in the face for third best October opening in history“Taken 2” has taken moviegoers for $50 million, which is the third-best box office opening weekend for an October release in history. It’s actually the top spot for a PG-13 movie — only “Paranormal Activity” and “Jackass 3D,” both rated R, had higher opening October weekends.

Family fare “Hotel Transylvania” also continued a strong showing, earning just north of $26 million, and the female a capella comedy “Pitch Perfect” struck a chord for nearly $15 million.

In other notable numbers, “Perks of Being a Wallflower” expanded to 221 theaters nationwide and took in a respectable $1.5 million. It should continue to rise as it opens in more theaters across the country.

The full box office Top 10:

1. “Taken 2,” $50 M
2. “Hotel Transylvania,” $26.3 M
3. “Pitch Perfect,” $14.7 M
4. “Looper,” $12.2 M
5. “Frankenweenie,” $11.5 M
6. “End of Watch,” $4 M
7. “Trouble With the Curve,” $3.9 M
8. “House at the End of the Street,” $3.7 M
9. “The Master,” $1.8 M
10. “Finding Nemo (3D),” 1.6 M

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."