Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: January 2nd, 2012

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol topped the charts again over the weekend, grossing an additional $31.2 million. The spy film now has a total of just over $134 million – just a smidgen more than Mission: Impossible 3’s final gross.

M:I4 has now become Cruise’s fifteenth $100+ grosser as a star (sixteen if you include his extended cameo in Tropic Thunder) and it again highlights his bankability; even his recent ‘flops’ Knight and Day and Valkyrie grossed $75 million and $83 million respectively.

This fourth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise has also been a hit abroad, where it’s grossed almost $200, giving it a total gross of over $324 million. M:I3 topped out at $398 million in 2006, and this new effort will likely surpass that.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was second with a weekend take of $22 million, upping its gross to $132 million. It’s a good number, but about $30 million behind where its predecessor was at the same point. That film went on to score over $200 million, a number that this sequel won’t hit, although it is closing in on $200 million worldwide.

The abomination that is Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked brought in $18.2 million, upping its gross to $94 million.

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse grossed just under $17 million and brought its total cume to a smidgen under $43 million. Good reviews (read ours), word of mouth and awards buzz mean that this is going to play long and gallop to a good final gross.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo banked $16 million for a $57 million total. The David Fincher adaptation of the international bestselling novel may just be a bit too gritty for audiences. Will that put the kibosh on the adaptation of the other two books in the series?

Cameron Crowe’s well received We Bought A Zoo is showing impressive legs, following an unspectacular debut. An additional $14 million has upped the total to over $41 million.

The Adventures of Tintin continues to find little US love. The Steven Spielberg motion-capture adventure has grossed $48 million ($12 million of that was made this weekend), but the real green has been made abroad where the film has grossed $239 million.

New Year’s Eve got the inevitable increase over New Year’s Eve, but the extra $6 million won't help it come near Valentine’s Day’s $110 million total. So far the Gary Marshall directed romance has grossed $46 million domestically and almost $100 million worldwide.

Science Fiction film The Darkest Hour was at nine after bringing in $4.3 million, for an anemic $13 million total.

George Clooney’s The Descendants grossed $3.6 million, for a $39.6 million total, a number that will get a boost with the forthcoming awards season.


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

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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