Disney's new ode to videogaming has stormed the US box office in its opening weekend.
The family-aimed movie, about a video game villain who decides he's had enough of being a bad guy, took in $49.1m in its first three days.
The haul is the biggest opening for a non-Pixar animated Disney release, beating 2010's Tangled. Unfortunately, we have to wait until February for the UK release.
Meanwhile, the Robert Zemeckis-directed Flight, starring Denzel Washington, also enjoyed a successful opening with a $25m opening in far fewer screens across the States.
The movie features Washington as a pilot who saves a passenger jet from certain doom, only for his hero status to lead to intense scrutiny of his private life, and alcohol issues.
It's the first time Zemeckis has made a live-action movie since 2001's Castaway, and his best opening per-screen since Back To The Future 2.
Interestingly, Argo continues to defy the accepted logic that a movie should drop out of the running after the openng fortnight, taking another $10m in its third week to stay in third place.
|4.||The Man with the Iron Fists||$8.2m||$8.2|
|8.||Paranormal Activity 4||$4.3m||$49.5|
|9.||Here Comes the Boom||$3.6m||$35.5|
|10.||Silent Hill: Revelation 3D||$3.3m||$13.8|