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'Taken 2' heads Australian box office charts: Top ten in full

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Taken 2 has topped the Australian box office charts in its first week of release.

The Liam Neeson action thriller opens to receipts of over AU$7.5 million, displacing Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.


Taken 2 is the sole new entry in this week's top ten, although animated family film Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings is a re-entry in tenth place.

The follow-up to 2008's Taken also topped the US box office this weekend.

The box office top ten for the weekend of October 4 to 7 (all figures in Australian dollars):

1. (-) Taken 2 - $7,648,365
2. (1) Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $3,146,030
3. (3) Hotel Transylvania - $2,214,595
4. (2) Looper - $2,016,052
5. (4) Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Dog Days - $1,457,143
6. (8) Mental - $1,457,143
7. (6) Arbitrage - $521,532
8. (5) The Watch - $325,388
9. (9) The Sapphires - $207,591
10. (13) Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings - $202,785

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