Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: December 26th, 2011

Mission: Impossible 4 tops box office over Christmas

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

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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