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

Published October 30, 2012 by gossipzoo

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.

Halle Berry Films ‘Cloud Atlas’ in Scotland

Halle Berry Films 'Cloud Atlas' in Scotland

Halle Berry Films 'Cloud Atlas' in Scotland

Halle Berry Films 'Cloud Atlas' in Scotland

Halle Berry Films 'Cloud Atlas' in Scotland

Halle Berry Films 'Cloud Atlas' in Scotland

Halle Berry Films 'Cloud Atlas' in Scotland

7 Photos 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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