Nothing came out last week, but money was still made at the box office.
|Rank||Film Title||Prev. Rank|
|1.||Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol||$31,250,000||$134,139,000|
|2.||Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||$22,095,000||$132,100,000|
|3.||Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked||$18,250,000||$94,609,335|
|5.||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||$16,300,000||$57,111,473|
|6.||We Bought a Zoo||$14,300,000||$41,787,317|
|7.||The Adventures of Tintin||$12,000,000||$47,841,000|
|8.||New Year’s Eve||$6,710,000||$46,372,000|
|9.||The Darkest Hour||$4,300,000||$13,278,000|
Last weekend was part end of 2011 and part beginning of 2012, and what happened at the movies? Well, some people actually went out to watch New Year’s Eve, which took home about $6.7 million in eighth place, which was down from it’s previous spot at 7. As for the top three, well they stayed the same: Ghost Protocol, A Game of Shadows, and Chipwrecked. The Christmas release of War Horse allowed it to swing into fourth place over a week later, pushing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo into fifth. In sixth place was We Bought a Zoo, holding it’s previous spot, while Tintin fell to 7. The other Christmas release, The Darkest Hour, showed up at 9 a week later, and the film that earns “The Little Engine That Could Award of 2011″, The Descendants, climbed up out of the depths again to take 10.
And the first Friday of 2012 brings…more of nothing. I mean there are a few movies, but nothing that you’ve probably heard of, let alone see a trailer for. *sigh* Not a great start to 2012 on the movie front, but here’s hoping before long things heat up again. We know this summer will be jam packed again for Moviegeddon 2012, until then we wait. Stay warm movie goers.