Taken snatches the US box office

Taken, starring Liam Neeson has launched in first place at the US box office with $24.6 million.

The action thriller’s arrival meant that comedy Paul Blart: Mall Clop had to move down to second place, with $14 million in its third weekend. And new horror The Uninvited settled for third place with $10.5 million.

Fourth place found comedy Hotel For Dogs, which is showing real legs and held on to its position from last week. And last week’s number three, Gran Torino, slipped to fifth and earned $8.6 million.

[Data: Box Office Mojo ]