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Box Office Breakdown: Argo, Sinister No Match for Taken 2

Liam Neeson in 'Taken 2'

Newcomers Argo and Sinister came close to the top of the box office, but they were ultimately no match for Taken 2, which maintained its number one position for the second consecutive week.

The Taken sequel took in $22.5 million at the box office while Ben Affleck's Argo followed close behind with $20.1 million. Sinister - a horror film starring Ethan Hawke - debuted at number three with $18.2 million while fourth place went to Hotel Transylvania, which earned $17.3 million. The Kevin James comedy Here Comes the Boom rounds out the top five with its debut at $12 million

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1. Taken 2, Fox, $22,500,000 (avg. $6,071)
2. Argo, Warner Bros., $20,120,000 (avg. $6,225)
3. Sinister, Summit, $18,250,000 (avg. $7,222)
4. Hotel Transylvania, Sony, $17,300,000 (avg. $5,126)
5. Here Comes the Boom, Sony, $12,000,000 (avg. $3,981)
6. Pitch Perfect, Universal, $9,336,000 (avg. $3,350)
7. Frankenweenie, Disney, $7,014,000 (avg. $2,334)
8. Looper, TriStar, $6,300,000 (avg. $2,418)
9. Seven Psychopaths, CBS, $4,275,000 (avg. $2,889)
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Summit, $2,166,000 (avg. $2,983)

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