Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: December 26th, 2011

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Mission Impossible 4 tops box office over Christmas Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: December 26th, 2011

Tom Cruise is back at the top of the box office. The diminutive superstar’s latest Mission: Impossible grossed $26 million from Friday to Sunday, giving the fourth film in the long running spy franchise a $58 million total. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol has grossed over $100 million worldwide and when all is said and done, the film will out gross 2006’s Mission: Impossible III both here and abroad. Mission: Accomplished.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was second banking an additional $17 million, upping the Robert Downey Jr. film’s total to over $76 million. The Sherlock sequel has now grossed over $100 million worldwide.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked brought in over $13 million. The family flick has now scored $50 million, a disappointing number considering the grosses for the previous installments, but no big surprise because of the poor reviews.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo grosses 13 million Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: December 26th, 2011

David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo scored $13 million, bringing the R-rated film’s total to $21.4 million. The dark Daniel Craig/Rooney Mara thriller has had solid reviews (read ours here) and it should do better abroad than on the domestic scene, but it’ll turn a profit when all is said and done.

The Adventures of Tintin (read our review) has had a poor start, grossing $9 million, for a $17 million total. The expensive Steven Spielberg adventure was always going to be a tough sell in the US, but it has scored plenty of green abroad, where it has grossed $25o million.

Cameron Crowe’s comeback from Elizabethtown, We Bought A Zoo isn’t the hit that many expected. The Matt Damon/Scarlett Johansson family drama only brought in $7.8 million, nearly $3 million less than his 2005 drama with Orlando Bloom which had a lifetime gross of just $26 million.

Romantic disaster New Year’s Eve brought in another $3 million for a $32 million total. This has a week left before it disappears and then hits DVD and television.

Arthur Christmas brought in $2.7 million and upped its cume to $44 million. The Christmas adventure has now grossed $180 million worldwide.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 bit into another $2.1 million, for a $270 million total, while Hugo banked $2 million and upped its gross to $43 million. The Muppets banked another $2 million, giving the film a $75 million total gross.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Source: Box Office Mojo


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  1. I’m sure Tom Cruise loves being called diminutive. He’s not that tall, but that makes him sound like he should have been in The Wizard of OZ.

  2. Doesn’t just about every movie do better abroad than domestic since it’s a cumulative number? Why specifically point that out for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?? I’m just curious if there was some kind of statement to be made there…

    I saw the movie BTW, was very good, especially if you like seeing people get what they deserve…

    • Your last sentence made me laugh, because I felt the same way after I saw it.

  3. The top 2 were no suprise. I thought that “Dragon Tatto” would have a better showing than number four.

  4. If Cruise is diminutive than what does that make Peter Dinklage? Dragon Tattoo is very European from it’s setting, characters and accents…alot of Americans find no interest in something that foreign to them unless they can make a connection with something familiar (ie English accents)

  5. Your buddy’s step sister?? now THAT’s creative. instead of just “my buddy” you gave it a more “personal” feel but making said buddy more human by having a step sister..nice work.

    • My buddies step sister makes $250 an hour, but she doesn’t use a computer….

      • Now THAT is funny!