It took only three weeks, but the new Ben Affleck flick, ‘Argo,’ has found itself atop of the weekend box office.
Argo brought in $12.4 million dollars this weekend beating out the debut of ‘Cloud Atlas,’ which came in at third with $9.4 million bucks.
‘Argo’ was inspired by the real-life rescue of six U.S. embassy workers during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, made nearly $12.4 million this weekend, according to Sunday studio estimates. Affleck plays CIA operative Tony Mendez, who comes up with a lavish plan to help rescue the embassy workers. It spent two weekends at the number two spot, and has now earned a total of around $60 million dollars to date.