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Ben Affleck's 'Argo' tops weekend movie box office


UPI News Service, 10/28/2012 

Ben Affleck's Iran thriller 'Argo' led the U.S. box office this weekend with an estimated $12.3 million from 2,855 locations in its second week in release.

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The film's estimated take was down 24.9 percent from last week, when it opened in second place behind "Paranormal Activity 4" -- which fell to No. 4 this week with $8.6 million, down 70.1 percent from its opening weekend number, Box Office Mojo reported Sunday.

"Argo's" take so far is $60.7 million, while "Paranormal Activity 4" has taken in a total of $42.6 million.

"Hotel Transylvania" moved up one spot this week to second place with $9.5 million for a new total of $130.4 million in five weeks in release.

"Cloud Atlas" -- a fantasy starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry -- opened in third place with $9.4 million.

"Taken 2" fell from third to a sixth-place tie with the new release "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," with both films taking in $8 million, "Taken 2" has grossed $117.3 million in four weeks in release.

Rounding out the Top 10 are "Here Comes the Boom" ($5.5 million); "Sinister" ($5 million); "Alex Cross" ($5 million); and the new release "Fun Size" ($4 million.)

"Pitch Perfect" ($3.9 million) and "Looper" ($2.1 million) fell out of the Top 10 this week.


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