'Taken' snatches top box office spot

Feb. 1, 2009 at 1:26 PM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- "Taken" took the top box office spot during its first weekend of release, raking in $24.625 million in estimated gross U.S. receipts.

"Paul Blart: Mall Cop," fell to second place in its third week of release with $14 million.

All figures are from Box Office Mojo.

"The Uninvited" was in third place with $10.512 million; "Hotel for Dogs" fourth with $8.706 million; "Gran Torino" fifth with $8.6 million; "Slumdog Millionaire" sixth with $7.68 million.

"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" was seventh with $7.2 million; "New in Town" eighth with $6.75 million, and "My Bloody Valentine" ninth with $4.26 million.

"Inkheart" rounded out the top 10 with $3.7 million.

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