Sunday, December 25, 2011


Still from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol as expected, takes the top of the Box Office over Christmas Weekend with $26.5 million, earning $58 million in two weeks.  Its limited opening last week was exclusive to IMAX theatres. Overseas it has fared even better, earning $102 already since its release, for Paramount Pictures. The Film made for $145 million, already has recouped its Production costs quickly.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows slips to second spot this weekend with $17.8 million and despite faring stronger than Mission Impossible stateside, internationally it has made only $14.6 million thus far.  It will continue to expand in coming weeks for Warner Bros. overseas.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked slips to third spot this weekend with $13.3 million for 20th Century Fox, earning $50.2 million in two weeks domestically - not shabby at all considering internationally, it has garnered $91 million already; it was made for $75 million.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo debuts below expectations for Sony Pictures, earning $13 million in its debut. The David Fincher Adaptation of the Swedish Hit opened on Wednesday and has brought in $21 million since then. This first installment in a Trilogy was made for $90 million, so surely the Studio will be watching numbers closely the next bit.

Paramount Pictures' The Adventures of Tintin despite heavy promotion internationally, only fared $9.1 million it its debut in North America, but overseas where it has opened for a few weeks now, it has earned $239 million. No horrible loss here that we didn't get into it as the rest of the World did.

20th Century Fox has the Family market cornered this Holiday with We Bought a Zoo, in addition to Chipwrecked. The Cameron Crowe-helmed Adaptation of Benjamin Mee's Memoir, brought in $7.8 million in its debut, good enough to land it in sixth spot.

Although New Year's Eve has failed to bring in the big numbers Valentine's Day did, this Garry Marshall Rom-Com is doing okay overseas, where it has brought-in $27.8 million so far. With the $3 million in earned in North America in its third week of release, it's tally so far here is $32 million.

Rounding out the Top Ten is Martin Scorcese's Hugo with $2 million this weekend. To date it has earned $43 million in five weeks, a bit of a disappointment considering it was made for over $150 million.