Box Office News

'Taken 2' Maintains Number 1 Spot, 'Argo' Snatches Second Place

By:
Oct 14, 2012 | 7:37am EDT

FallMovie_back_2012.jpg

ArgoDespite the release of two new films — one of which being the highly anticipated, Oscar-buzzy, and hair-raising film Argo from director Ben Affleck — the top grosser of the October 12 weekend goes to reigning champion Taken 2, which took in $22.5 million during its second weekend out in theaters (last weekend, Fox’s Liam Neeson action/thriller grossed in the neighborhood of $50 million).

As Hollywood.com Box Office Analyst Paul Dergarabedian tells us, Argo did win the second place spot this weekend, earning $20.1 million. The horror flick Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke at the center of a haunted house conspiracy, nabbed third place with an $18.3 million intake.

The collaborative efforts of Sony and Columbia Pictures proved fruitful enough to fill the fourth and fifth spots of the weekend, with the 3D-animated returning player Hotel Transylvania and the new live-action Kevin James comedy Here Comes the Boom. The movies grossed $17.3 million and $12 million, respectively.

One of the weekend’s new releases didn’t fare quite as well at the box office: Atlas Shrugged Part II, a retooled follow-up to the 2011 adaptation of Ayn Rand’s novel, took in $1.7 million.

1. Taken 2 - $22,500,000 (Domestic total: $86,758,852) [Fox]

2. Argo - $20,120,000 [Warner Bros.]

3. Sinister - $18,250,000 [Lionsgate/Summit]

4. Hotel Transylvania - $17,300,000 (Domestic total: $102,193,000) [Sony/Columbia]

5. Here Comes the Boom - $12,000,000 [Sony/Columbia]

Box Office [Photo Credit: Warner Bros.]

More:

Notable Newcomers Invade The Box Office!

'Argo' and Other Movies So Unbelievable They Must Be True

'Sinister' Mastermind Scott Derrickson and 5 Directors Who Returned to Indies
More Box Office News
 
comments powered by Disqus