Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
was the big winner at the New Year box office, with the sleuthing sequel clocking up a $31.25 million weekend to send its overall gross smashing through the $300 million mark.
The film comfortably knocked
Sherlock Holmes 2
into second place on $22 million, with fellow sequel (or should that be squeakuel?)
Alvin & The Chipmunks 3
taking third place on just over $18 million.
continued its steady if unspectacular performance with a $16.9 million weekend, while
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
rounded out the top five with takings of $16.3 million.
We Bought A Zoo
sits in sixth place with $14.3 million, closely followed by
The Adventures Of Tintin
on a round $12 million. Seasonal slushfest
New Year’s Eve
is in eighth with a disappointing $6.7 million on the weekend of its namesake.
The Darkest Hour
complete the top ten with $4.3 million and $3.65 million respectively. No new releases this time out, but next week sees exorcism horror
The Devil Inside
attempting to scare its way to the summit. Although don’t be surprised to see Cruise and co. cling on for a little while yet…