'Taken 2,' 'Argo' and 'Sinister' top another strong box office weekend

taken-2-liam-neeson-box-office.jpg Liam Neeson's "Taken 2" raked in $22.5 million to top the weekend box office in its second week and, with a current worldwide total of $220, it's close to topping the original "Taken's" total run of $226.8 million.

But Ben Affleck's "Argo," the real-life account of six Americans' scheme to escape the Iran hostage crisis by staging production on a fake movie, wasn't close behind, surging to $20 million in its first weekend. Among the other newbies, horror flick "Sinister," starring Ethan Hawke, came in third with $18.2 million, while the Kevin James comedy "Here Comes the Boom" disappointed with $12 million for the No. 5 spot and "Seven Psychopaths" came in ninth with only $4.2 million.

The weekend's Top 10 movies:

1. "Taken 2," $22.5 million 
2. "Argo," $20 million 
3. "Sinister," $18.2 million 
4. "Hotel Transylvania," $17.3 million 
5. "Here Comes the Boom," $12 million 
6. "Pitch Perfect," $9.3 million 
7. "Frankenweenie," $7 million 
8. "Looper," $6.3 million 
9. "Seven Psychopaths," $4.2 million 
10. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," $2.1 million
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