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Weekend Box Office — ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ Proves It Won’t Self-Destruct

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‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ the fourth movie in the popular franchise, ruled the box office with an iron hand last week. With a $31.2 million haul over the New Year’s holiday, Tom Cruise and company again reigned supreme.

‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ brought in $22 million to hold onto its runner-up status for the second week in a row, and ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ also repeated its third-place finish with $18.2 million in ticket sales.

‘War Horse’ and ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ rounded out the top five, bringing in $16.9 million and $16.3 million, respectively.

Here’s a list of the top 10 movies at the box office Friday through Sunday with estimated grosses, along with how much each movie has made since its release:

1. ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ – $31.2 million, $134.1 million total
2. ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ – $22 million, $132.1 million total
3. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ – $18.2 million, $94.6 million total
4. ‘War Horse’ – $16.9 million, $42.9 million total
5. ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ – $16.3 million, $57.1 million total
6. ‘We Bought a Zoo’ – $14.3 million, $41.7 million total
7. ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ – $12 million, $47.8 million total
8. ‘New Year’s Eve’ – $6.7 million, $46.3 million total
9. ‘The Darkest Hour’ – $4.3 million, $13.2 million total
10. ‘The Descendants’ – $3.6 million, $39.6 million total

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