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Feb. 2 2009, Published 12:58 p.m. ET

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Liam Neeson's thriller Taken was number 1 at the box office this weekend, earning $24.6 million. That was a surprise since, historically, the target audience -- young men -- don't go to the movies Super Bowl weekend.

It's the second biggest opening for that weekend, behind last year's Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana concert film which earned $31.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop continued to pull customers earning $14 for a total of $83.4 million since it opened.

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The Uninvited debuted with a weakish $10.5 million while Hotel For Dogs kept surprising with $8.7 million for a total so far of $48 million.

Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino won fifth place with $8.6 million for a total of $100.5 million.


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