sherlock holmes game of shadows Box Office: 'Sherlock Holmes,' 'Mission: Impossible' sequels own New Year's weekendSequels are ruling the box office New Year’s weekend 2011/12, as “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” are tops. “M:I 4” earned $30 million, according to studio estimates. That brings its domestic box office total to $133 million.

“Sherlock” took in an estimated $22.1 million, and its domestic box office total is now at $132 million. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” “War Horse” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” round out the top 5 with $18.25 million, $16.9 million and $16.3 million, respectively. “Chipwrecked” is inching towards the $100 million mark, as its total is up to $94 million.

“The Iron Lady” earned over $220,000 at just four locations in its limited release. “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I” took in another $2 million, bringing its domestic box office total to over $275 million.

The rest of the Top 10 is as follows:

6. “We Bought a Zoo,” $14.3 M
7. “The Adventures of Tintin,” $12 M
8. “New Year’s Eve,” $6.7 M
9. “The Darkest Hour,” $4.3 M
10. “The Descendants,” $3.65 M

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

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