`Argo` tops weekend box office with $12.4m revenue

New York: ‘Argo’, inspired is by the real-life rescue of six U.S. embassy workers during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, finally found its way to the top of the box office after three weeks with a revenue of 12.4-million-dollars this weekend.

The Warner Bros. thriller, which stars Ben Affleck, had been in the second place since the past two weeks and has now made about 60.8 million dollars in total.

Debuting at number three was the sprawling, star-studded ‘Cloud Atlas’, which made a disappointing 9.4 million dollars, the New York Post reported.

It was a soft weekend all around, though, with several newcomers opening poorly, Hollywood.com box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian pointed out.

The horror sequel ‘Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D’ from Open Road Films debuted at number five with 8 million dollars and the Paramount Halloween comedy ‘Fun Size’ arrived in 10th place with just over 4 million dollars.

‘Chasing Mavericks’, an inspirational surfing drama from Fox 2000, came in at number 13 with 2.2 million dollars.

The top 10 movies at the weekend box office were:

Argo - 12.4 million dollars
Hotel Transylvania - 9.5 million dollars
Cloud Atlas - 9.4 million dollars
Paranormal Activity 4 - 8.7 million dollars
Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D - 8 million dollars
Taken 2 - 8 million dollars
Here Comes the Boom - 5.5 million dollars
Sinister - 5.07 million dollars
Alex Cross - 5.05 million dollars
Fun Size - 4.1 million dollars


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