If the studios were hoping for some four-day holiday New Year’s cheer at the box office, they didn’t get a huge amount, with Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol the only real bright spot. The overall box office was down over last New Year, but Ghost Protocol added another $38 million to take its total to $14 million in the US and $361 million worldwide. It’s a decent hit but not astounding.
There were no new entries, with just a few films shifting about. Among the Christmas openers, War Horse is doing best, moving up from sixth to fourth place on the chart (and it should be noted its sixth place finish last weekend was after only two days in cinemas). Other films such as Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and We Bought A Zoo continued to do modest but not horrific business.
It’s Tintin though that’s be the biggest failure, only making $50 million so far in the US, despite finding success in other parts of the world.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of December 30th-January 2nd.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol||$38.3||$141.2|
|2||Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows||$26.5||$136.5|
|3||Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked||$21.0||$97.3|
|4||The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo||$19.2||$45.2|
|6||We Bought A Zoo||$16.5||$43.9|
|7||The Adventures Of Tintin||$15.0||$50.8|
|8||New Year’s Eve||$7.7||$47.3|
|9||The Darkest Hour||$5.2||$14.2|
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