Taken 3 has taken $40.4 million in its opening weekend to topple The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies from the top of the U.S. box office.
Taken 3 sees Liam Neeson return to the role of Bryan Mills - a role he played for the first time back in 2008 - in a movie that sees him on the run for murder.
The movie has stormed to the top of U.S. box office with an impressive opening weekend that saw the film dominate the box office.
Selma was the first of two movies on the up this week as it jumped from twenty four to number two. The historical drama is a biopic about Martin Luther King and his battle to get equal voting rights and sees David Oyelowo take on the title role.
Into the Woods was down just a single place at three, while The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was down three places from one to four.
The Battle of the Five Armies continues to perform well at the global box office and has so far grossed in excess of $781 million worldwide.
Unbroken rounded off the top five, dropping two places from last week's number three. The Imitation Game was the second film on the up this week as it jumped a single place from seven to six.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb fell out of the top five, as it was down two at seven. Annie was also down two places this week from six to eight. The Woman in Black: Angel of Death was this week's biggest faller as it dropped five places from four to nine.
The Hunger Game: Mockingjay - Part 1 rounded off the top ten this week and was down two places from last week's number eight.
1. (-) Taken 3 - $40,400,000
2. (24) Selma - $11,200,000
3. (2) Into the Woods - $9,750,000
4. (1) The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - $15,145,000
5. (3) Unbroken - $8,368,000
6. (7) The Imitation Game - $7,624,000
7. (5) Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb - $6,700,000
8. (6) Annie - $4,919,000
9. (4) The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death - $4,825,000
10. (8) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 - $3,750,000
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