|Still from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol|
Moviegoers wants fireworks and explosions this New Year's Eve weekend at the Box Office, choosing Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol first with $31.2 million for Paramount Pictures. The fourth installment in the Franchise also was number one last weekend, now bringing in $134 million in three weeks of release. In fact, the Top Three currently is identical to last weekend - all sequels on-top.
In second again is Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows with $22 million also in its third week out, now earning $132 million domestically for Warner Bros., ahead of Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked with $18.2 million, a three-week total of $94.6 million.
DreamWorks' War Horse is faring well in fourth spot with $16.9 million in its second week, a two-week total of $42.9 million, well on its way to making back its $70 million in production costs. It has only thus far had a small opening Overseas and will continue to expand in coming weeks.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is showing some glimmer of hope in fifth spot in its second week earning $16.3 million, a total of $57.1 million thus far. The American Adaptation by David Fincher of the Swedish phenomenon, was made for $90 million by Sony Pictures.
Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo lands in sixth spot also in its second week with $41.7 million earned thus far - by all means no disgrace for 20th Century Fox. Meanwhile Warner Bros.' New Year's Eve finds itself in eighth spot on the weekend in which the Rom-Com is set, with $6.7 million. Rounding out the Top Ten is The Descendants with $3.6 million in its seventh week of release, hanging-on valiantly with the Star Power of George Clooney.