Warner's Argo grossed $1.49 million on Tuesday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The awards season hopeful directed by and starring Ben Affleck was up a strong 76 percent over Monday and down just 14 percent from last Tuesday. Daily holds in general were especially strong on Tuesday, as Monday's grosses were obviously affected by Hurricane Sandy. Argo has grossed $62.84 million in 19 days and is in great shape to hold up very well once again this coming weekend.
Fellow Warner Bros. release Cloud Atlas held steady in second place with $1.02 million. The pricey film from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer increased 43 percent over Monday. Cloud Atlas has managed just $11.35 million in its first five days, which is very disappointing given the film's price-tag. The film is currently running 22 percent behind the $14.48 million five-day start of last year's In Time.
Sony's Hotel Transylvania and Fox's Taken 2 both held up nicely on Tuesday. Hotel Transylvania was up 66 percent and three spots from Monday to claim third with $0.76 million, while Taken 2 was up 53 percent and one spot to place in fourth with $0.72 million. To date, Hotel Transylvania has grossed $131.60 million in 33 days and Taken 2 has grossed $118.30 million in 26 days.
Open Road's Silent Hill: Revelation was up 31 percent over Monday to gross $0.68 million, but in the process fell three spots to finish in sixth for the day. The 3D horror sequel has grossed a lackluster $9.22 million in five days, placing it 60 percent behind the $22.82 million five-day start of 2006's Silent Hill.