Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
The Complete ‘Extant’ Series w/Halle Berry Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD in Dec. The Complete ‘Extant’ Series w/Halle Berry Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD in Dec. 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Premieres on HBO Tonight (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Premieres on HBO Tonight (Trailer) Weekend B.O. Sept. 12-14 (Will 'No Good Deed's' Success Help Make Taraji P. Henson an A-lister?) Weekend B.O. Sept. 12-14 (Will 'No Good Deed's' Success Help Make Taraji P. Henson an A-lister?) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) TIFF 2014 Review: 'Top Five' is Chris Rock's Funniest Movie in Years - If Not Ever TIFF 2014 Review: 'Top Five' is Chris Rock's Funniest Movie in Years - If Not Ever What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett) Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett) TV: New Corrections Officer for 'Orange, Another ABC Drama for Shonda Rhimes, SNL's 1st Black 'Weekend Update' Anchor TV: New Corrections Officer for 'Orange, Another ABC Drama for Shonda Rhimes, SNL's 1st Black 'Weekend Update' Anchor 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now It's a Done Deal - Paramount Pictures Will Distribute Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Worldwide It's a Done Deal - Paramount Pictures Will Distribute Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Worldwide Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Weekend B.O. Oct. 26-28 ('Argo' Leads A Weak Field)

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act October 28, 2012 at 12:28PM

Argo jumped ahead to the No.1 slot this weekend, in what was pretty much a weak weekend for films, grossing $12.3 million, for a total to date of almost $61 million.
4
Argo

Argo jumped ahead to the No.1 slot this weekend, in what was pretty much a weak weekend for films, grossing $12.3 million, for a total to date of almost $61 million.

The $100 million Cloud Atlas totally underperformed making $9.4 million, coming in third; though it was not really expected to do well in the first place and it’ll definitely perform better overseas.

Atlas’ main problem was that Warner, which only put in maybe 20% of the film’s overall production budget, with most being raised from overseas sources, had completely no idea how to sell the complex film. And audiences like to have a clear idea of what a film is about before they decide to see it or not.

Meanwhile, Hotel Transylvania, still showing strong legs, came in second; while Pitch Perfect is turning into a genuine out-of-nowhere sleeper hit for Universal.

Both Paranormal Activity, which was last weekend’s no. 1 film, and Alex Cross, both dropped big time; Paranormal some 70%, and Cross 55%.

On the indie front, Middle of Nowhere, now in its third week, playing on 24 screens, made $30,134, bringing its total to date to $166, 935. The film will expand to more cities next weekend including San Francisco, New Orleans and Cleveland, while also opening on more screens  in L.A. and N.Y.

And Matthew Cherry’s The Last Fall, which opened on one screen in Los Angeles, before its DVD/VOD release through Image Entertainment, opened with $6,130, a solid per screen figure.

1) Argo WB $12,355,000 Total: $60,780,000
2) Hotel Transylvania Sony $9,500,000 Total: $130,434,000
3) Cloud Atlas WB $9,400,000 -
4) Paranormal Activity 4 Par. $8,675,000 Total:$42,632,000
6) Taken 2 Fox $8,000,000 Total: $117,389,000
5) Silent Hill: Revelation 3D ORF $8,000,000
7) Here Comes the Boom Sony $5,500,000 Total: $30,610,000
8) Sinister Sum. $5,070,000 Total: $39,515,000
9) Alex Cross Sum. $5,050,000 Total: $19,369,000
10) Fun Size Par. $4,060,000
11) Pitch Perfect Uni. $3,978,000 Total: $51,330,000
12) Chasing Mavericks Fox $2,200,000

Shadow & ActNewsletter