'Cloud Atlas' No Lock To Rock Box Office, But 'Argo' May

"Cloud Atlas" has mind-boggling scope, a trio of acclaimed directors including the creators of "The Matrix," the biggest budget ever for an independent film and Tom Hanks and Halle Berry topping an all-star cast. But it's no lock to win the box office when it opens this weekend.

With a projected opening of around $13 million, "Cloud Atlas" faces strong competition from Ben Affleck's resilient "Argo," which is back for its third week and figures to finish in the same  range, say industry analysts.



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