Liam Neeson's "Taken 2" scored a whopping $50 million in its first week in theaters, easily securing the No. 1 slot.

Last week's No. 1, "Hotel Transylvania", fell to second place with $27.1 million, while the comedy-musical "Pitch Perfect" debuted in third place with $14.7 million.

The top ten:

"Taken 2," $50.4M
"Hotel Transylvania," $27.1M
"Pitch Perfect," $14.7M
"Looper," $12.2M
"Frankenweenie," $11.5M
"End of Watch," $4M
"Trouble With the Curve," $3.8M
"House at the End of the Street," $3.6M
"The Master," $1.8M
"Finding Nemo," $1.5M