Friday Box Office – MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL Continues To Haunt Top Spot; WE BOUGHT A ZOO Sees Modest Start

     December 24, 2011


Welcome to one of the most crowded (and confusing) holiday box office races you are likely to encounter.  Along with last weekend’s big name holdovers, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, six films will have opened wide or expanded within a five day span… or six days if you count films like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which opened in some locations on Tuesday night.  Adding to the box office clusterf&c%, only one of the six titles opened on Friday while two will open on Sunday: throwing off the whole ‘three-day weekend’ model that keeps people like me employed.  Fox’s We Bought a Zoo was Friday’s lone new release, opening to an estimated $3 million from 3,117 locations – not quite enough to push it into the daily top five.  At number one since Wednesday, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is on track to win the weekend with around $35 million – higher than was originally expected.  We’ll try to make sense of all of the Christmas-chaos after the dust settles but, until then, why not take in a movie?  I don’t think the excuse “there’s nothing to see” is going to hold up this year.

Title Friday Total
1 M:I – Ghost Protocol $9,700,000 $42.2
2 Sherlock Holmes 2 $6,400,000 $65.5
3 Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 $5,400,000 $42.3
4 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo $4,600,000 $12.9
5 The Adventures of Tintin $3,500,000 $11.5
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  • Lob Taylor

    F**k the Grammy’s , Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol is the best frigging MOVIE OF THE YEAR!
    Wow just back from seeing this and Tom Cruise and the cast jut blew it oiut of the ballpark….and am going back on Boxing Day for seconds :)

    • Anthony Thompson

      Dude, what are you talking about? What do the Grammy’s have to do with a MOVIE??? Other than maybe an award for best soundtrack?

  • Grant keanan

    Yeah,Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol and Sherlock Holmes are on my list for the holidays….frankly I found the trailer for We Bought a Zoo asinine and the kids not interested in it either.

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