'M:I:4' Overtakes 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' At Box Office
Though David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara has been one of the most talked-about films of the holiday season, its box office release was a real downer, as it was blown away by Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner, which topped the four-day holiday weekend figures (Friday - Monday) with $46.2 million.
Believe it or not, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo did not come in second, or even third, for the long weekend. It trailed behind the Sherlock Holmes sequel, A Game of Shadows, which dropped to position two in its second weekend of release, with $31.8 million for the long weekend and $90.6 million to date.
Third at the box office was another second-week release, the family-friendly sequel, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, which brought in an estimated $20 million for the holiday weekend, bringing its two-week total up to $56.9. In fourth place was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which slipped in just behind Chipwrecked with $19.4 million for the four-day weekend.
Other relative box office disappointments included Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, which came in at fifth place, and Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, at sixth. The anticipated War Horse with Jeremy Irvine and New Year's Eve with its all-star cast, trailed in positions seven and eight, respectively.
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