Buzz at the Box Office: ‘Argo’ Keeps Going, Audiences Blow Off ‘Cloud Atlas’ (VIDEO)

By: Todd Gilchrist / October 29, 2012

'Argo' Review
Affleck's latest offers terrific true-life entertainment.
Ben Affleck is no doubt pleased with the continued success of his third directorial effort: Argo, his chronicle of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, landed the Number 1 spot at the box office with another $12 million in ticket sales.

The film has earned $60.7 million in just three weeks of release, recouping its $45 million budget and then some.

Hotel Transylvania, meanwhile, was Number 2 with $9.5 million in receipts, bringing its five-week gross to $130 million.

At Number 3, Cloud Atlas failed to make a strong impression, earning just $9.4 million despite the star wattage of Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, not to mention a barrage of positive reviews from the critical community.

Paranormal Activity 4 continues to chug along, however, earning another $8.6 million. That brings it cumulative haul to $42.6 million, after just two weeks.

And at Number 5, Liam Neeson continues to pummel the competition with another $8 million in sales for Taken 2.

The week’s other two high-profile new releases, Silent Hill: Revelation, and Fun Size, unfortunately failed to scare up large audiences. Both nevertheless managed to earn amounts respectable to their production costs. At Number 6, Silent Hill grossed $8 million against its $20 million budget, and at Number 10, Fun Size took in $4.6 million against its $14 million price tag.

Check out Celebuzz’ profile of Argo below.

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