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Everyone loves “Argo.” The Ben Affleck true-story thriller about six hostages in Iran in 1979 has taken off after a good but not spectacular start. On Friday, the day it opened, “Argo” finished third. But it built momentum, and ended the weekend at number 2, behind Liam Neeson in “Taken 2.” On Monday, Argo vaulted to number 1 and remained there last night. It’s all word of mouth. Little by little, people are telling their friends–“Argo” is like, a, you know, real movie. Remember them? “Argo” is now at $23 million, which is what it should have made by Sunday night. But slow starters could become big winners. Tonight could be s turning point. And then, off to the races for “Argo,” an absolute cinch for Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay and awards in several other categories as well. With “Gone Baby Gone,” and “The Town” preceding it, now Ben Affleck will never have to explain why he doesn’t say anything in the new Terrence Malick film. He’s off the hook!

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