It turns out things at the domestic box office weren’t as disappointing as they initially seemed on Christmas morning. Weekend winner ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ grabbed $ 46.2 million over the four-day holiday, an estimate that is nearly $ 20 million larger than the $ 26.5 million that was reported for the three-day frame. The fourth installment of the Tom Cruise franchise might wind up… Continue reading Christmas Weekend Box Office: 'War Horse' Strong, 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Stronger
Hopefully you want to spend at least some part of your Christmas holiday at the movie theater. A whopping six films open in wide release between now and Dec. 25, with another two arriving in limited-run availability. Toss in expansions for both ‘The Artist’ and ‘My Week With Marilyn,’ and you’ve got a checklist of movies that nearly everyone in your family can enjoy. Your Weekend… Continue reading New Releases: 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,' 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' 'The Adventures of Tintin,' 'We Bought a Zoo,' 'War Horse,' 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close'
The biggest mystery facing Sherlock Holmes: how come he was so ho-hum at the box office this weekend? ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ was the weekend’s top movie, with an estimated $ 40 million opening, but its performance was underwhelming considering it was expected to score as much as $ 60 million. Similarly, ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ disappointed despite an estimated $ 23.5 million, second-place debut, since it… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: Weak 'Sherlock Holmes,' Chipmunks Lead, But 'Mission: Impossible' Steals Thunder
Jeremy Renner is not taking over for Tom Cruise on the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise, Paramount wants you to know. The studio took issue with an Extra interview with Renner where the actor commented on the replacement rumors: “I’d be up for it, and Tom wants me to do it. I’d be happy to be a part of it.” The show reportedly left out the part where Renner added… Continue reading Paramount: Jeremy Renner is Not Taking Over 'Mission: Impossible' Franchise