Welcome to the Box Office Report where we're that guy telling you to put your phone away while the movie is playing.
1. Argo (Warner): $12.4 million in 2,855 theaters [Week 3]
Mazel! After two weeks playing second fiddle to flash-in-the-pan hits like Paranormal Activity 7: Vegas Vacation, Argo finally took the top spot this weekend. Good for you, Argo. You were a good little movie with a strong cast. When we ventured to the local movie house to see you this week, the lady next sitting next to us in the theatre was constantly saying, "oh my God," even when nothing was happening. She was riveted, and made sure to say so when the movie was over. She was adorable. You could tell she doesn't go to the movies much.
2. Hotel Transylvania (Sony): $9.5 million in 3,276 theaters [Week 5]
Going to this movie is probably better than watching pointless hurricane Sandy coverage (looking at you, everyone asking how the storm will affect the election), but no one went to the movies this weekend because they were too busy fretting over things like "do I have enough food for the next week," and "what are batteries and where do I buy them?" Silly people.
3. Cloud Alas (Warner): $9.4 million in 2,008 theaters