“Argo” reached No. 1 at the box office in its third weekend with an estimated $12.3 million. Unfortunately, that meant all new releases flopped…very badly. The most disappointing was Tom Tykwer’s and the Wachowski’s “Cloud Atlas”, starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and more, opening with just $9.4 million, not even a tenth of its $100 million budget. “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” opened with just over $8 million, less than half of the $20 million the original opened up with.

Sam Mendes’ new James Bond film, “Skyfall” earned a whopping $77 million overseas.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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