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"Argo" Tops Weekend Box Office with $12.4M

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- 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 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.

The horror flick Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D tied for fifth place, with $8 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.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, 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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