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Holdover 'Argo' beats four newcomers on slow moviegoing weekend
Holdover 'Argo' beats four newcomers on slow moviegoing weekend

Moviegoers had four new films to choose from at the box office this weekend, but "Argo" — the well-reviewed film that has been out for 17 days — still seemed like a better option to most. Ben Affleck's political thriller claimed the top spot at the multiplex with $12.4 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That's the second-lowest No. 1 of the year, behind the $9.3 million "The Possession" took in during its second weekend of release in September. Still, "Argo" — which has been in the runner-up position for the last two weekends — is well on its way to becoming a hit with a total of $60.8...

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