It took three weeks, but ‘‘Argo’’ finally found its way to the top of the box office. The Warner Bros. thriller from director and star Ben Affleck, inspired by the real-life rescue of six US Embassy workers during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, made nearly $12.4 million this weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. ‘‘Argo’’ had been in second place the past two weeks and has now made about $60.8 million total. Debuting at No. 3 was the sprawling, star-studded ‘‘Cloud Atlas,’’ which made a disappointing $9.4 million. The nearly three-hour drama, also from Warner Bros., was co-directed by siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer and features an ensemble cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant playing multiple roles over six story lines. The horror sequel ‘‘Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D’’ from Open Road Films debuted at No. 5 with $8 million and the Paramount Halloween comedy ‘‘Fun Size’’ arrived in 10th place with just over $4 million. (AP)
Glitter reportedly arrested in child sex investigation
British media is reporting that police have arrested former glam rock star and convicted sex offender Gary Glitter. The arrest comes out of an investigation into child sex abuse allegations against the late Jimmy Savile that have raised questions about whether the BBC children’s TV host was at the center of a broader pedophile ring. Glitter, 68, fell into disgrace after being convicted on child abuse charges in Vietnam. (AP)
“I was supposed to go home tomorrow and now my flight’s cancelled! #sadtweet :(“ - A tweet (and sad face emoticon) from Needham Olympian and frequent traveler Aly Raisman on Sunday.