Argo tops US box office, Cloud Atlas a $100 million flop
- Updated: Oct 29, 2012 05:37 IST
Ben Affleck's thriller drama Argo and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's action thriller Premium Rush released recently.
Oscar-nominated Argo is a film based in a time when the Iranian revolution is reaching a boiling point.
In Argo, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist (Ben Affleck) concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the ...
Ben Affleck has directed as well as acted in Argo. The film marks his comeback after 2 years since the critically acclaimed The Town.
Premium Rush is about a bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, and ends up ...
Michael Shannon plays the cop who chases Levitt.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was last seen in Looper and The Dark Knight Rises.
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 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 in total.
Debuting at number three was the sprawling, star-studded Cloud Atlas, which made a disappointing $9.4 million, 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 and the Paramount Halloween comedy Fun Size arrived in 10th place with just over $4 million.
Chasing Mavericks, an inspirational surfing drama from Fox 2000, came in at number 13 with $2.2 million.
The top 10 movies at the weekend box office were:
Argo - $12.4 million
Hotel Transylvania - $9.5 million
Cloud Atlas - $9.4 million
Paranormal Activity 4 - $8.7 million
Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D - $8 million
Taken 2 - $8 million
Here Comes the Boom - $5.5 million
Sinister - $5.07 million
Alex Cross - $5.05 million
Fun Size - $4.1 million