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M:I — GHOST PROTOCOL A TOWERING HIT (Updated)

December 26, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol towered above a slew of imposing openers and strong holdovers as it grossed an estimated $29.5million over the Friday-to-Sunday holiday period and $39.5 million between Friday and Monday. The film, which opened last weekend primarily in a limited number of IMAX theaters, expanded on Wednesday, and will have earned around $71.9 million domestically as of Monday. Two holdover films finished in second and third place, with Warner Bros.’ Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked grossing about $20.3 million and $12.65 million respectively for the three-day weekend. Three new films followed with relatively soft numbers. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which some pundits had expected would give Ghost Protocol a run for the money, proved to be somewhat of a disappointment as it collected $12.75 million over the three days to place fourth. Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin proved to be an even greater disappointment. Although it opened strongly overseas, where it has collected $230 million to date, its opening in North America brought in only $9.7 million for the three days. (Another Spielberg film, War Horse, launched on Sunday, collected $7.5 million on that day). And Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo appeared mighty toothless as it debuted with just $9.5 million. The entire take for the top 12 films over the three days came to an estimated $115 million — down 14 percent from the same weekend a year ago when the opening of Little Fockers led with $30.8 million.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo:
1. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, $29.5 million; 2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, $17.8 million; 3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, $13.3 million; 4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, $13 million; 5. The Adventures of Tintin, $9.1 million; 6. We Bought a Zoo, $7.8 million; 7. New Year’s Eve, $3 million; 8. Arthur Christmas, $2.7 million; 9. Hugo, $2.03 million; 10. The Muppets, $2 million.

Estimates for the four-day Christmas holiday:
1. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, $46.2 million; 2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, $31.8 million; 3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, $20 million; 4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, $19.4 million; 5. The Adventures of Tintin, $16.1 million; 6. We Bought a Zoo, $15.6 million; 7. War Horse, $15 million; 8. New Year’s Eve, $5 million; 9. The Descendants, $3.42 million; 10. The Muppets, $3.35 million.