The Cricket’s Daily 3: Hurricane blows away ‘Cloud Atlas’
Published: October 29, 2012 09:24AM
Updated: October 30, 2012 09:47AM
Kim Johnson looks over the destruction near her seaside apartment in Atlantic City, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Here’s what’s being talked about over the weekend in pop culture:

• Blame Hurricane Sandy, or blame the glut of Halloween parties, for the woeful figures at the box office this weekend. “Argo” topped the chart, while newcomers “Cloud Atlas,” “Fun Size,” “Silent Hill: Revelation” and “Chasing Mavericks” came up short. [Box Office Mojo]

• The San Francisco Giants are your 2012 World Series champions, after winning their last seven games in a row (three to come back from a 3-1 deficit against St. Louis in the NLCS, and four straight to sweep Detroit). [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]

• Gamers and other tech nuts, get ready to mourn: Cable channel G4 is pulliing the plug on its popular shows “Attack of the Show” and “X-Play.” [Vulture]