Argo topped a slow box office weekend as most of the east coast prepared for Hurricane Sandy.
The Ben Affleck-starring drama drew an estimated $12.4 million to top the weekend, bringing its three-week total to $60.8 million, Box Office Mojo reports. Hotel Transylvania also jumped up a slot to No. 2 with $9.5 million.
While Cloud Atlas was the highest grossing new film this weekend with $9.4 million, it was the lowest nationwide launch ever for a Wachowski siblings film, as well as the lowest nationwide opening for Tom Hanks since 1996's That Thing You Do!
Paranormal Activity 4 followed Atlas at No. 4 with $8.7 million. There was a tie for fifth place between Taken 2 and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, both drawing $8 million. The Silent Hill sequel was down 60 percent from its predecessor, which opened to $20.15 million in 2006.