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Early Box Office: 'Argo' Could Win Slow Weekend Over 'Cloud Atlas,' 'Silent Hill' – New Halloween teen comedy "Fun Size" and Gerard Butler surfing drama "Chasing Mavericks" are faring even worse. 7 years 36 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Box Office Report: 'Paranormal 4' Wins With $30.2 Million; 'Paranormal 5' Set For Oct. 2013

Paranormal Activity 4 – But the fourth outing dropped 43 percent from the previous film; Tyler Perry's "Alex Cross" is soft with $11.8 million; "Argo" enjoys record hold, placing No. 2 with $16.6 million. Paramount's Paranormal Activity 4 had no trouble topping the domestic box office chart with $30.2 million, but it lagged notably behind the last two films in the hit Halloween franchise. 7 years 36 weeks ago via brucelee

Box Office Report: 'Paranormal 4' Scares Up $15 Mil Friday But Lags Behind 'P3'; 'Alex Cross' Soft – The fourth outing in the microbudgeted Halloween franchise is pacing 43 percent behind the third installment in North America; Ben Affleck's "Argo" impresses in its second Friday, earning $5 million to come in No. 2. 7 years 37 weeks ago via jackiechan

Underestimating Patriotism

10:42 AM 10/19/2012 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Argo is a consistently suspenseful spy film, a drama about the Central Inelegance Agency, and a match game between politics and show business. But what Argo is above all else is a case study in America's awkward relationship with patriotism.

THR Helps Find Real Life 'Argo' Character; Ben Affleck 'Thought He Was Dead'

Argo – The makeup artist who served as the fake film's producer was flown on Warner Bros. dime to an L.A. screening -- and thinks the real movie's a lock for Oscar noms. 7 years 37 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Argo's Fake Movie Studio Even Fooled Steven Spielberg – According to a thorough background report on the events depicted in Affleck’s thrilling hostage drama, the CIA revealed that the bogus movie studio established by Tony Mendez as a means of establishing credibility for his fake Argo screenplay received 26 scripts, including “some potential moneymakers” and at least one from Steven Spielberg. 7 years 37 weeks ago via donnieyen

Review: 'Argo'

10:00 AM 10/15/2012 by Jeff Giles
A tribute -- in story as well as spirit -- to the magic of the movies, Ben Affleck's Argo uses old-fashioned Hollywood formula to demonstrate exactly why, in the right hands, old-fashioned Hollywood formula always works.

Box Office Report: 'Taken 2' Wins With $22.5 Mil, 'Argo' Surges to No. 2 With $20.1 Mil – Micro-budgeted horror pic "Sinister" also overperforms with $18.3 million; Kevin James family comedy "Here Comes the Boom" stalls at No. 5, while conservative-leaning "Atlas Shrugged: Part II" can't crack top 10. 7 years 37 weeks ago via donnieyen

Box Office Report: 'Sinister' the Surprise Friday Winner Over 'Taken 2,' 'Argo' – Kevin James comedy "Here Comes the Boom" is soft; "Atlas Shurgged: Part 2" hasn't yet galvanized conservative moviegoers. 7 years 38 weeks ago via jackiechan

Box Office Report: Ben Affleck's 'Argo' and 'Taken 2' in Close Friday Race

121012.jpg – Affleck's third directing effort is doing strong business for a period political thriller. 7 years 38 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Based on true events, "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point,...
Ben Affleck
Warner Bros.
October 12, 2012
Drama, Thriller