Non-Stop marks Universal’s third No. 1 opening of 2014 – making it the fifth time the studio has held the No. 1 position in North America this year and Liam Neeson reinforced his place as a global action star with Non-Stop earning the top spot at the North American box office this weekend with $28.8 million.

During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. Non-Stop film reunites Neeson with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra and producer Joel Silver, and co-stars Golden Globe Award winner Julianne Moore.