Actor Ben Affleck poses for photographers during a photocall to present his movie "Argo" in Rome.
Actor Ben Affleck poses for photographers during a photocall to present his movie "Argo" in Rome.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It took three weeks, but Argo finally found its way to the top of the box office.

The Warner Bros. thriller from director and star Ben Affleck, inspired by the real-life rescue of six U.S. embassy workers during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, made nearly $12.4 million this weekend.

The top 10 are:

  • 1. Argo, $12.4 million
  • 2. Hotel Transylvania, $9.5 million
  • 3. Cloud Atlas, $9.4 million
  • 4. Paranormal Activity 4, $8.7 million
  • 5. (tie) Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D, $8 million
  • 6. 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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