What did America choose to see the first full weekend of the new year?
|Rank||Film Title||Prev. Rank|
|1.||The Devil Inside||$33,732,515||$33,732,515|
|2.||Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol||$19,868,059||$169,568,971|
|3.||Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||$13,689,321||$157,049,382|
|4.||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||$11,364,714||$76,900,628|
|5.||Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked||$9,496,913||$111,585,367|
|7.||We Bought a Zoo||$8,305,797||$56,399,906|
|8.||The Adventures of Tintin||$6,727,740||$62,008,015|
|9.||Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy||$5,478,521||$10,129,670|
|10.||The Darkest Hour||$3,124,316||$18,690,605|
All data courtesy of [Rentrak Corporation]
It looks like America chose some unsanctioned exorcisms for their box office treat this past weekend, putting The Devil Inside at number 1. Tom Cruise and crew kept Ghost Protocol strong at 2, followed by Holmes and Watson in third. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ascended to War Horse‘s spot to take fourth, while the Chipmunks fell to fifth followed by the aforementioned War Horse. Matt Damon’s Zoo and Tintin fell one spot a piece, while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (which isn’t technically a new release) ascended from the depths of limited release to number 9. In last came The Darkest Hour with just over $3 million.
This Friday Disney strikes back yet again, resurrecting Beauty and the Beast in 3D, while Mark Wahlberg will be doing his thing in Contraband. Both movies have something to do with taking money from people for no good reason. Lastly, we’ve finally reviewed that persistent film The Descendants, so check out that [review] and decide if you want to see it. Otherwise, keep calm and move along moviegoers.