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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 10/15/2012

‘Taken 2’ beats ‘Argo’ at weekend box office


Actor Ben Affleck in "Argo," a political thriller about the Iranian hostage crisis. (Reuters)
In this weekend’s box office battle between Liam Neeson’s “Taken” sequel and Ben Affleck’s Iranian hostage drama “Argo,” Neeson eked out a win, earning $22.5 million. “Argo,” which Post critic Ann Hornaday lauds as a “captivating, expertly machined political thriller,” trailed not far behind, bringing in $20.1 million for the weekend. The film is already getting Oscar buzz, both for Affleck’s acting as well as his directing.

What did you go to see over the weekend, and what were your thoughts? Leave a reader review and let your voice be heard. Here are the weekend’s top 10 films at the box office:

1. “Taken 2, “$22.5 million

2. “Argo,” $20.1 million

3. “Sinister,” $18.3 million

4. “Hotel Transylvania,” $17.3 million

5. “Here Comes the Boom,” $12 million

6. “Pitch Perfect,” $9.3 million

7. “Frankenweenie,” $7 million

8. “Looper,” $6.3 million

9. “Seven Psychopaths,” $4.3 million

10. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” $2.2 million

By  |  11:58 AM ET, 10/15/2012

 
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