'Taken 2' repeats at No. 1 with $21.9M weekend

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taken2 'Taken 2' repeats at No. 1 with $21.9M weekend

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Liam Neeson remained the top gun at the weekend box office as his action sequel “Taken 2″ took in $21.9 million.

“Taken 2″ edged out Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” which debuted a solid No. 2 with $19.5 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Taken 2,” Fox, $21,873,127, 3,706 locations, $5,902 average, $86,131,979, two weeks.

2. “Argo,” Warner Bros., $19,458,109, 3,232 locations, $6,020 average, $19,458,109, one week.

3. “Sinister,” Summit, $18,007,634, 2,527 locations, $7,126 average, $18,007,634, one week.

4. “Hotel Transylvania,” Sony, $17,241,317, 3,375 locations, $5,109 average, $102,133,934, three weeks.

5. “Here Comes the Boom,” Sony, $11,816,596, 3,014 locations, $3,921 average, $11,816,596, one week.

6. “Pitch Perfect,” Universal, $9,266,940, 2,787 locations, $3,325 average, $36,015,403, three weeks.

7. “Frankenweenie,” Disney, $7,054,334, 3,005 locations, $2,348 average, $22,075,002, two weeks.

8. “Looper,” Sony, $6,201,665, 2,605 locations, $2,381 average, $51,344,090, three weeks.

9. “Seven Psychopaths,” CBS Films, $4,174,915, 1,480 locations, $2,821 average, $4,174,915, one week.

10. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” Summit, $2,150,064, 726 locations, $2,962 average, $6,135,509, four weeks.

11. “Atlas Shrugged: Part II,” Atlas Distribution, $1,746,025, 1,012 locations, $1,725 average, $1,746,025, one week.

12. “End of Watch,” Open Road Films, $1,702,048, 1,551 locations, $1,097 average, $36,374,223, four weeks.

13. “Trouble with the Curve,” Warner Bros., $1,555,388, 1,812 locations, $858 average, $32,773,497, four weeks.

14. “House at the End of the Street,” Relativity, $1,310,343, 1,866 locations, $702 average, $29,996,347, four weeks.

15. “The Master,” Weinstein Co., $813,379, 682 locations, $1,193 average, $13,910,287, five weeks.

16. “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner Bros., $511,399, 465 locations, $1,100 average, $446,199,996, 13 weeks.

17. “Brave,” Disney, $469,731, 276 locations, $1,702 average, $234,463,471, 17 weeks.

18. “English Vinglish,” Eros International, $437,949, 88 locations, $4,977 average, $1,405,758, two weeks.

19. “Finding Nemo in 3-D,” Disney, $387,942, 480 locations, $808 average, $40,115,172, five weeks.

20. “Arbitrage,” Lionsgate, $342,144, 194 locations, $1,764 average, $6,652,033, five weeks.

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