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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Takes #1 Spot

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Takes #1 Spot


Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows won the #1 spot at the box office this weekend bringing in $40 million for the top spot. Opening in the #2 spot was Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, which took in $23.5 million. Opening at #3 was Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol which grossed $13 million. New Year’s Eve fell three spots to make way for the newcomers, down to #4 with $7.4 million. Jonah Hill’s The Sitter also fell three spots, ending up at #5 in its second week with $4.4 million.

1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – $40.0 million ($40.0 million total)
2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – $23.5 million ($23.5 million total)
3. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $13 million ($13 million total)
4. New Year’s Eve – $7.4 million ($24.8 million total)
5. The Sitter – $4.4 million ($17.7 million total)
6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – $4.3 million ($266.4 million total)
7. Young Adult – $3.7 million ($4.1 million total)
8. Hugo – $3.6 million ($39.1 million total)
9. Arthur Christmas – $3.6 million ($38.5 million total)
10. The Muppets – $3.5 million ($70.9 million total)

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  1. I think 40 million is a respectable number, but I did think the number would be a little higher. Hopefully, I will get to see it soon.


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