Liam Neeson has taken the weekend box office with “Taken 2.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neesson’s “Taken 2” grossed $50,00 million in US, and $55 million overseas. The sequel grossed about $25 million more than the original “Taken” did during its opening weekend in 2008.

The sequel managed to earn more than double the original. ‘Hotel Transylvania’ finished second bringing in $26.3 million and ‘Pitch Perfect’ held the third spot with $14.7 million.