Friday Box Office: Mission: Totally Possible

Post-yuletide holiday crowds flocked to the same trio of sequels that dominated the Christmas box office -- Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked -- while Summit newcomer The Darkest Hour limped into theaters waaaay under the radar. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise will be ringing in the new year with a number 1 box office finish, made all the sweeter by projections that Ghost Protocol will overtake the $134 million domestic take of the series' last installment by Monday. Dive into your Friday Box Office!

1. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL: $10,700,000 ($113,589,000)
2. SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS: $7,650,000 ($117,654,000)
3. ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED: $7,125,000 ($83,484,000)
4. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO: $5,350,000 ($46,161,000)
5. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: $4,900,000 ($32,387,000)
9. THE DARKEST HOUR: $1,700,000 (new)

[Figures via Box Office Mojo]


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