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Box Office Results · December 18, 2011

Image Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment

Sequels reigned at the theatres this weekend with follow-up films winning the top three positions. Though, keeping with the tradition of the past few weeks, the numbers were still relatively low.

Sure, ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ pulled in $40M, but the original Sherlock outing in 2009 searched out approximately $62M in its opening weekend.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ also under performed, but seriously, how much blood can they squeeze from those poor CGI rodents?!

Now, ‘Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol‘ did pretty damn well considering it was only in 425 IMAX theatres, it averaged $31,000 per screen! We suspect the six-minute prologue for the  ‘The Dark Knight Rises’  flick helped Ethan Hunt and company out a little bit…but, we can’t deny the reviews are coming back favorably for crazy old Tom Cruise’s spy flick.

Ghost Protocol goes into wide release this Wednesday December 21st.

Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:

TW LW Movie Title Weekend Gross Total Gross Week
1 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $40,020,000 $40,020,000 1
2 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $23,500,000 $23,500,000 1
3 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol $13,000,000 $13,600,000 1
4 1 New Year’s Eve $7,420,000 $24,826,000 2
5 2 The Sitter $4,400,000 $17,721,000 2
6 3 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 $4,300,000 $266,400,000 5
7 18 Young Adult $3,650,000 $4,090,000 2
8 6 Hugo $3,625,000 $39,073,000 4
9 5 Arthur Christmas $3,600,000 $38,547,000 4
10 4 The Muppets $3,454,000 $70,928,000 4

   (via boxofficemojo.com)

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Posted on December 18, 2011, in BOX OFFICE RESULTS, ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES & FILMS, NEW IN THEATRES and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I hated the first Sherlock Holmes from 2009. It was total Hollywood garbage. It was boring and really dumbed down the whole Sherlock Holmes legacy. I don’t know who thought an American would be a good choice to play Britian’s most iconic detective?! Seriously….there weren’t any British actors available?? And besides that, the movie itself was just terrible. I think I would rather stab myself in the eyeball than go see the second one.

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