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AT THE BOX OFFICE: ON THE NINTH DAY OF XMAS

December 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Christmas box office may have got off to a relatively slow start, but it is bouncing back at midweek. On Tuesday, for example, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol added $9.6 million to its domestic gross, which now stands at $86.2 million. Overseas it has earned another $170 million, bringing its worldwide gross to $256.2 million and restoring Tom Cruise’s luster as one of Hollywood’s top stars. Also performing strongly has been Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, which took in $7.3 million on Tuesday. With kids out of school, Alvin and Chipmunks: Chipwrecked proved to be a contender with $6.8 million on Tuesday. But David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, although doing respectable business on Tuesday — $4.6 million — has not lived up to expectations. In fact it earned only slightly more than We Bought a Zoo — $4.2 million — which was expected to flop and did.
UPDATE
Wednesday Estimates

1. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol: $8.5 million
2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked: $6.6 million
3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: $6.5 million
4. The Adventures of Tintin: $4.1 million
5. We Bought a Zoo: $4 million