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Sunday, October 28, 2012

'Argo' tops weak weekend box office

A weak weekend at the box office put a movie released two weeks ago into the No. 1 spot. Were potential movie-goers turned off by the seemingly complicated and complex "Cloud Atlas"? (I know I am; watching the trailer made my head hurt.) 

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales are for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. “Argo,” $12.4 million. ($5 million international.) (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: With stellar espionage drama 'Argo,' Ben Affleck does it again as director)
2. “Hotel Transylvania,” $9.5 million. ($18.1 million international.) (Review by The AP's Michael Rechtshaffen: 'Hotel Transylvania' is frighteningly unfunny stuff)
3. “Cloud Atlas,” $9.4 million. (Review by Meszoros: 'Cloud Atlas' ambitious, mostly satisfying epic with strong work from Tom Hanks, Halle Berry)
4. “Paranormal Activity 4,” $8.7 million. ($14.1 million international.) (Review by the Associated Press' Justin Lowe: Movie review: 'Paranormal Activity 4' doesn't scare up fresh haunts)
5. (tie) “Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D,” $8 million.
6. “Taken 2,” $8 million. ($10.1 million.) Review by Meszoros: Liam Neeson helps make 'Taken 2' another guilty pleasure)
7. “Here Comes the Boom,” $5.5 million.
8. “Sinister,” $5.07 million.
9. "Alex Cross," $5.05 million. (Review by The AP's David Germain: Movie review: 'Alex Cross' a bust as Madea haunts Tyler Perry)
10. “Fun Size,” $4.1 million.

— Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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