In its third weekend of release, Argo made the climb to number one at the box office.
The Ben Affleck thriller earned an estimated 12.4 million dollars to finish ahead of the four movies that opened over the weekend.
The ensemble drama Cloud Atlas, starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, debuted in third place, collecting 9.4 million dollars.
The horror flick Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D tied for fifth place, with eight million.
The teen comedy Fun Size premiered in 10th place, with 4.1 million.
Gerard Butler's surfing drama, Chasing Mavericks, finished the weekend in 13th place, raising just 2.2 million dollars.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday, October 26th, through Sunday, October 28th, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:
1. Argo, $12.4 million.
2. Hotel Transylvania, $9.5 million.
3. Cloud Atlas, $9.4 million.
4. Paranormal Activity 4, $8.7 million.
5T. Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D, $8 million.
5T. Taken 2, $8 million.
7. Here Comes the Boom, $5.5 million.
8. Sinister, $5.07 million.
9. Alex Cross, $5.05 million.
10. Fun Size, $4.1 million.
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