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Cloud Atlas Fizzles

While Ben Affleck's 'Argo' rises to the top
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2012 1:38 PM CDT
Cloud Atlas Fizzles
This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Hanks as Zachry and Halle Berry as Meronym in a scene from "Cloud Atlas," an epic spanning centuries and genres.    (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Jay Maidment)

(Newser) – Either Argo triumphed at the weekend box office, or Hollywood's other offerings were just too weak to compete, the LA Times reports. Ben Affleck's rescue thriller snagged the top spot in its third week with $12.4 million—the year's second-lowest No.1—followed by The Possession ($9.3 million), the highly anticipated Cloud Atlas ($9.4 million), and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. Nickelodeon's Fun Size ($4.1 million) and Gerard Butler's surfing pic Chasing Mavericks ($2.2 million) debuted somewhere off the cinematic radar. (Read more movies stories.)

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