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Sunday, October 14, 2012

'Taken' tops 'Argo' at weekend box office

Despite all the good buzz and good reviews of "Argo," it took second place at the weekend box office, behind last week's winner, "Taken 2" -- although the top two were pretty close.

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales 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. "Taken 2," $22.5 million ($41 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: Liam Neeson helps make 'Taken 2' another guilty pleasure)
2. "Argo," $20.1 million. (Review by Meszoros: With stellar espionage drama 'Argo,' Ben Affleck does it again as director)
3. "Sinister," $18.3 million ($4 million international).
4. "Hotel Transylvania," $17.3 million ($13.7 million international). (Review by The AP's Michael Rechtshaffen: 'Hotel Transylvania' is frighteningly unfunny stuff)
5. "Here Comes the Boom," $12 million.
6. "Pitch Perfect," $9.3 million. (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire: Anna Kendrick helps make 'Pitch Perfect' infectiously catchy)
7. "Frankenweenie," $7 million ($4.9 million international). (Review by San Jose Mercury News' Randy Myers: 'Frankenweenie' resurrects the old Tim Burton)
8. "Looper," $6.3 million ($7.5 million international). (Review by Lemire: 'Looper' intriguing sci-fi adventure with Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
9. "Seven Psychopaths," $4.3 million. (Review by The AP's Jake Coyle: McDonagh's nuttery 'Seven Psychopaths' a mixed, bloody bag)
10. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," $2.2 million.

— Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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