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Argo Tops Slow Box Office Weekend

Date October 28, 2012

Ben Affleck and Bryan Cranston in Argo

Argotopped a slow box office weekend as most of the east coast prepared for Hurricane Sandy.

The Ben Affleck-starring drama drew an estimated $12.4 million to top the weekend, bringing its three-week total to $60.8 million, Box Office Mojo reports.Hotel Transylvaniaalso jumped up a slot to No. 2 with $9.5 million.

While Cloud Atlaswas the highest grossing new film this weekend with $9.4 million, it was the lowest nationwide launch ever for a Wachowski siblings film, as well as the lowest nationwide opening for Tom Hanks since 1996's That Thing You Do!

Paranormal Activity 4fails to top predecessor at the box office

Paranormal Activity 4 followed Atlasat No. 4 with $8.7 million. There was a tie for fifth place between Taken 2andSilent Hill: Revelation 3D,both drawing $8 million. The Silent Hill sequel was down 60 percent from its predecessor, which opened to $20.15 million in 2006.

Rounding out the top 10:Here Comes the Boom (No. 7, $5.5 million); Sinister (No. 8, $4.4 million); Alex Cross (No. 9, $5.1 million) and Fun Size (No. 10, $4.1 million).

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