A return to the days when Tom Cruise was a top domestic box office draw might have seemed like an impossible mission, but ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ easily fended off several highly-touted newcomers, including ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘The Adventures of Tintin,’ to take the holiday box office crown.
After last week’s successful IMAX-only debut, the fourth ‘Mission: Impossible’ installment expanded from 425 screens to 3,448, resulting… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Mission: Impossible' Takes Christmas Crown, as 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'Tintin,' 'Zoo' Stumble
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
Review in a Hurry: Like some of the older James Bond movies, the new Mission: Impossible offers up a delicious blend of hilariously convenient futuristic gadgets, inventively staged and almost ludicrously perilous action and a Cold War-era arch villain with dreams of global annihilation. Tom Cruise‘s Ethan Hunt… Continue reading Movie Review: Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol an Awesome Blend of Gadgets, Comedy and Action