'Argo' Leads Weekend Box Office As 'Cloud Atlas' Quietly Opens

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Three weeks after its premiere, "Argo" is leading the weekend box office. The Wrap is reporting that Ben Affleck's drama about the Iran hostage crisis made $3.9 million on Friday across 2,855 screens, bringing the movie to a total of $52 million. It is on pace to gross $13 million this weekend.

"Cloud Atlas" premiered this week to mixed reviews. The Tom Hanks epic brought in $3.4 million on Friday, putting it on pace for a $10.3 million weekend.

While this puts "Cloud Atlas" at the number three spot for the weekend box office, it's not the success that Warner Bros. was looking for. The film was projected to have a $13 million opening, a number that is necessary to turn a profit on the $100 million budget the sci-fi adaptation required.

Other movies that made a box office impact were horror flick "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," bringing in $3.5 million for the number two spot, "Paranormal Activity 4" maintaining ticket sales with a $3.1 million Friday, and "Hotel Transylvania" which grossed $2.5 million for an overall total of $123 million since its premiere. Halloween-centric "Fun Size" and Gerard Butler's "Chasing Mavericks" both had weak openings, taking in $1.3 million and less than $1 million, respectively.

For more, head over to The Wrap.

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