The mission wasn’t impossible. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was Number One at the box office this weekend with $26. 5 Million. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was Second with $17.8 Million. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked was Third with $13.3 Million. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo premiered in Fourth Place with $13 Million. The Adventures of Tintin premiered in Fifth Place with $9.1 Million. We Bought a Zoo (which premiered this weekend), New Year’s Eve, Arthur Christmas, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Hugo, and The Muppets rounded out the top ten respectively.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 English-language drama/thriller film directed by David Fincher, adapted from Stieg Larsson’s Swedish-language novel of the same name by Steven Zaillian.The film stars Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander and tells the story of a man’s mission to find out what has happened to a girl who has been missing for 40 years, and who may have been murdered.
The Adventures of Tintin (also known as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn) is a 2011 American performance capture 3D film based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé (Georges Remi). Directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, and written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, the film is based on three of the original comic books: The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham’s Treasure (1944). It is also the first animated film Spielberg has directed.
We Bought a Zoo is a comedy-drama film directed by Cameron Crowe starring Matt Damon, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Scarlett Johansson, Desi Lydic, Patrick Fugit, and Elle Fanning.
The film is based on a memoir by Benjamin Mee about how the author and his family used their life savings to buy Dartmoor Zoological Park, a dilapidated zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing destruction, in the English countryside.