Mission accomplished for Tom Cruise

Tuesday December 27, 2011

Tom Cruise had extra reason to celebrate over Christmas as his latest movie topped the US holiday weekend's cinema takings.

Studio estimates placed Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol as the top grossing movie in the country with $26.5 million over its first weekend in full release.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was No 2 in its second weekend with $17.8 million.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked finished third with $13.3 million.

Big newcomers failed to light up the box office, though.

David Fincher and Daniel Craig's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was No 4 with $13 million.

Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin was No 5 with $9.1 million and Cameron Crowe and Matt Damon's We Bought a Zoo was No 6 with $7.8 million.

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