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Box Office Returns: Affleck’s Argo #1, Cloud Atlas Disappoints at #2

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 10/29/2012

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Box OfficeBox Office Returns: Affleck’s Argo #1, Cloud Atlas Disappoints at #2, and Silent Hill Can’t Capitalize on Its October Release.

 

 

 

 

 

1. Argo (Warner Bros) Week 3 [Runs 2,855] R
Friday $3.9M), Saturday $5.5M, Weekend $12.5M, Cume $61.0M

2. Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros) Warner Bros NEW [Runs 2,008] R
Friday $3.4M, Saturday $9.5M,

3. Hotel Transylvania (Sony Animation) Week 5 [Runs 3,276] PG
Friday $2.5M, Saturday $4.0, Weekend $9.0M, Cume $129.9M

4. Paranormal Activity 4 (Paramount) Week 2 [Runs 3,412] R
Friday $3.1M, Saturday $3.5M, Weekend $8.6M (-70%), Cume $42.5M

5. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (Open Road) New [Runs 2,933] R
Friday $3.5M, Saturday $3.2M, Weekend $8.5M

6. Taken 2 (Fox) Week 4 [Runs 2,995] PG13
Friday $2.6M, Saturday $3.6M, Weekend $8.0M, Cume $117.4M

7. Here Comes The Boom (Sony) Week 3 [Runs 2,491] PG
Friday $1.6M, Saturday $2.5M, Weekend $5.5M, Cume $30.6M

8. Alex Cross (Summit/Lionsgate) Week 2 [Runs 2,541] PG13
Friday $1.7M, Saturday $2.3M, Weekend $5.2M (-55%), Cume $19.5M

9. Sinister (Summit/Lionsgate) Week 3 [Runs 2,347] R
Friday $1.7M, Saturday $2.1M, Weekend $5.0M, Cume $39.4M

10. Pitch Perfect (Universal) Week 5 [Runs 1,999]
Friday $1.3M, Saturday $1.7M, Weekend $4.0M, Cume $51.3M

11. Fun Size (Paramount) NEW [Runs 3,014] PG13
Friday $1.3M, Saturday $1.6M, Weekend $3.8M

12. Chasing Mavericks (Walden/Fox) NEW [Runs 2,002] PG
Friday $825K, Saturday $875K, Weekend $2.2M

 

 

I’m very happy Argo is continuing its success. The truth is, Argo is the best film in the theaters right now, and I’m glad that adults are buying tickets. We need more smart films like Argo, and because of this films success, we may get a few more.

 

Cloud Atlas is having a god awful opening weekend. I can’t say I’m surprised. Tom Hanks and Halle Berry aren’t exactly A-listers anymore. Sure, Tom Hanks has that Robert De Niro factor, he will forever be A-list in spirit, and he’s a legendary actor who during a 15 year stretch was one of the best who ever did it. But, Tom hanks is no longer in his prime and more importantly, he doesn’t put asses in seats anymore — he’s not a box office draw.

 

I knew this film was in trouble when I learned that only 2008 theaters would be housing it. If the foreign market doesn’t pick up the Cloud Atlas slack, Warner Bros stands to loose millions on this $100 million dollar epic.

 

Silent Hill had great buzz on my site and tumblr. I thought the film would perform better than 5th. Silent Hill opened in 3000 theaters and it still only brought in $8.5 million, and on the weekend before Halloween no less. In short, everything outside of Argo disappointed this weekend. Sandy is part to blame, but these average films bear the brunt.


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