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‘Argo’ Tops All Newcomers

ArgoBen Affleck’s “Argo” rose to No. 1 in its third weekend of play at the domestic box office as four new films, including big-budget epic “Cloud Atlas,” turned in dismal performances. “Argo” grossed $12.4 million from 2,855 theaters for a dazzling North American total of $60.8 million. The film, from Warner Bros., only dropped 25 percent and is the first movie since “The Blind Side” to come in No. 1 for the first time in its third weekend.

The top 12 films according to data collected Sunday, October 28th are as follows:

RANK TITLE DISTRIBUTOR NAME WEEKEND REVENUE CUME REVENUE
REVENUE # OF LOCATIONS* LOC AVG
1 Argo Warner Bros. $12,355,000 2,855 4,327 $60,780,288
2 Hotel Transylvania Sony $9,500,000 3,276 2,899 $130,436,341
3 Cloud Atlas Warner Bros. $9,400,000 2,008 4,681 $9,400,000
4 Paranormal Activity 4 Paramount $8,675,000 3,412 2,542 $42,632,365
5 Taken 2 20th Century Fox $8,000,000 2,995 2,671 $117,388,845
5 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Open Road $8,000,000 2,933 2,727 $8,000,000
7 Here Comes The Boom Sony $5,500,000 2,491 2,207 $30,610,472
8 Sinister Lionsgate $5,070,000 2,347 2,160 $39,514,955
9 Alex Cross Lionsgate $5,050,000 2,541 1,987 $19,368,691
10 Fun Size Paramount $4,060,000 3,014 1,347 $4,060,000
11 Pitch Perfect Universal $3,978,010 1,999 1,990 $51,330,243
12 Frankenweenie Disney $2,412,000 1,738 1,387 $31,754,000

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