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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 10/31/2012

‘Argo’ rescues weekend box office

The cast of “Argo.” (Claire Folger)
“Argo,” Ben Affleck’s film about a rescue during the Iranian hostage crisis, topped he box office after its third week in theaters. $12.4 million was enough to put the film, which has earned some Oscar buzz in recent weeks, at No. 1.

“Cloud Atlas,” the new release starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, came in second this week, with $9.6 million. “Hotel Transylvania” ended up at No. 3, with $9.4 million.

Here are the top ten movies at the box office:

1. “Argo,” $12.4 million

2. “Cloud Atlas,” $9.6 million

3. “Hotel Transylvania,” $9.4 million

4. “Paranormal Activity,” $8.7 million

5. “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D,” $8 million

6. “Taken 2,” 7.7 million

7. “Here Comes the Boom,” $5.2 million

8. “Alex Cross,” $5.1 million

9. “Sinister,” $5 million

10. “Fun Size,” $4.1 million

By  |  10:23 AM ET, 10/31/2012

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