Mission Impossible Wins Box Office: Cruise Starts 2012 with a Bang

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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol continued its impressive box office run over the New Year’s weekend. The fourth Mission movie added another $31.3 million to its take, landing in first place once again.

Ethan Hunt Back in Action

Coming close behind Protocol was the second Sherlock Holmes film. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law’s A Game of Shadows sold another $22.1 million worth of tickets, to take second place. The third place film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, landed in third place with $18.3 million.

War Horse continued its impressive run that began Christmas Day. The Steven Spielberg World War I drama about a boy and his horse banked $16.9 million with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo close behind in fifth with $16.8 million.

The box office top 10:

1. Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, $31.3 million
2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, $22.1 million
3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, $18.3 million
4. War Horse, $16.9 million
5. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, $16.3 million
6. We Bought a Zoo, $14.3 million
7. Adventures of Tintin, $12 million
8. New Year’s Eve, $6.7 million
8. The Darkest Hour, $4.3 million
10. The Descendants, $3.7 million

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Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Quotes

IMF Secretary: An hour ago, a bomb blew up the Kremlin. The President has initiated 'Ghost Protocol' -- the entire IMF has been disavowed. Now I've been ordered to take you to Washington where they will hang the Kremlin bombing on you and your team - unless you were to escape after assaulting Brandt and me. But if anyone of your team is caught, they will be branded terrorists out to incite global nuclear war.
Ethan: So what happens now?
IMF Secretary: Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

With great power comes great responsibility.


Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Review

Tom Cruise waited for the right script to return to the role of Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible franchise with Ghost Protocol. This...

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