After a three-week battle, Ben Affleck’s “Argo” has finally managed to hold lead over “Taken 2” with $12.4 million box office revenue. The movie inspired by the real-life rescue of six U.S. embassy workers during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis is expected to remain on the leading position for another couple of weeks, according to the Associated Press.
“Argo” had a slower start than “Taken 2”, but the motion picture could very soon level up any differences thanks to increasing ticket sales. Ben Affleck’s film inspired by the real-life story of six U.S. embassy workers pulled in $12.4 million this weekend, more than any other movies running on the big screen at present. The total amount of money that the motion picture cashed in since its debut three weeks ago is $60.8 million.
“Cloud Atlas” debuted at number 3 with only $9.4 million. The producers of the three-hour drama expected the film to be well-received by the public due to its impressive cast. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant are some of the actors starring in the drama; they play multiple roles over six story lines.
Even though Halloween is near very few people opted to see the horror sequel “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D”. The movie raised only $8 million and barely made it to the fifth place during its debut weekend. The Halloween comedy “Fun Size” was equally unpopular; it landed on the 10th place with just a little over $4 million.
All in all, it was a poor weekend for all movies, according to box office statistics. Analysts estimate that film goers preferred to stay at home to see the World Series instead of coming to theaters. Moreover, the advance of hurricane Sandy on the East Coast has prevented people in New York from spending their weekend outside their homes.