Tom Cruise’s MI4 tops box office in 2nd week
Tom Cruise’s latest Mission Impossible remained impossible to beat at the US box office as it retained its top spot for the second week in a row with $31.3 million. According to studio estimates the film so far has garnered...hollywood Updated: Jan 02, 2012 20:07 IST
Tom Cruise’s latest Mission Impossible remained impossible to beat at the US box office as it retained its top spot for the second week in a row with $31.3 million.
According to studio estimates on Sunday, with a $134.1 million domestic total, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the first $100 million hit with Cruise in the lead role since 2006’s Mission: Impossible III, Fox News reported.
The Paramount release led a solid New Year’s weekend as Hollywood managed fair business to end a sluggish year on a more promising note for 2012.
Domestic revenues closed out at $10.22 billion for 2011, down 3.4% from 2010’s, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.
Still, movie admissions were down sharply for the second year in a row. Factoring in higher ticket prices, domestic attendance slipped to 1.28 billion in 2011, off 4.2% from 2010 admissions and the smallest audiences Hollywood has had since 1995.
The rest of the weekend’s top-three remained unchanged. Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows from Warner Bros, finished second again with $22.1 million, raising its domestic total to $132.1 million.
The 20th Century Fox family sequel Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked was still at the third spot with $18.3 million to lift its haul to $94.6 million.
In its first full weekend, Steven Spielberg’s World War I epic War Horse came in fourth with $16.9 million, pushing its domestic total to $43 million.
David Fincher’s thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo rounded off the top five with a revenue of $16.3 million.
The Sony release, which stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, now stands at $57.1 million domestically.
The top 5 movies on the domestic box office were:
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $31.3 million
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – $22.1 million
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – $18.3 million
War Horse – $16.9 million
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – $16.3 million