What Reviews? Taken 2 Kicks More Butt

Tim Burton's 3-D 'Frankenweenie' fizzles in fifth

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 7, 2012 5:37 PM CDT

(Newser) Reviews notwithstanding, Taken 2 stomped the weekend box office with a $50 million bow—the best October opening ever for a PG-13 film, says the Hollywood Reporter. The Liam Neeson action-film sequel also shot up overseas competition by raking in $55 million more. Domestically, Hotel Transylvania ($27 million) slid to second while Pitch Perfect ($14 million) took third and Looper ($12 million) hung in there in fourth. Tim Burton's 3-D, stop-motion Frankenweenie fizzled with an $11.5 million debut.

This film image released by Disney shows Edgar E Gore, voiced by Atticus Shaffer in a scene from Frankenweenie.
This film image released by Disney shows Edgar "E" Gore, voiced by Atticus Shaffer in a scene from "Frankenweenie."   (AP Photo/Disney)
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Liam Neeson in a scene from Taken 2.
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Liam Neeson in a scene from "Taken 2."   (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Magali Bragard)
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