Monday, December 19, 2011

Sherlock Holmes 2 Tops Box Office!

Sherlock Holmes 2 Tops Box Office!
Franchise on top three spots at the box office this weekend, it wound up being a very mixed frame for sequels. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked both tallied solid grosses, though they were notably down from their predecessors. On the other hand, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol had a robust start in limited release. Even with all of these established brands entering the marketplace, the Top 12 wound up down roughly 13 percent from the same period last year. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opened to an estimated $40.02 million, which is way down from the original Sherlock Holmes's $62.3 million over Christmas weekend in 2009. In what could be an even more concerning comparison, the movie wound up lower than Tron Legacy's $44 million start at the same time last year.

Issue Date : 19 Dec 2011
Rank     Title     Weekend     Gross     Weeks
1         Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)     $40M     $40M     1
2         Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked (2011)     $23.5M     $23.5M     1
3         Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)     $13M     $13M     1
4         New Year's Eve (2011)     $7.42M     $24.8M     2
5         The Sitter (2011)     $4.4M     $17.2M     2
6         The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)     $4.3M     $266M     5
7         Young Adult (2011)     $3.65M     $4.09M     2
8         Hugo (2011)     $3.62M     $39.1M     4
9         Arthur Christmas (2011)     $3.6M     $38.5M     4
10         The Muppets (2011)     $3.5M     $70.9M     4 

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