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Cruise Tops Box Office

Mission Impossible tops Box Office.

Actor Tom Cruise attends the U.S. premiere of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tom Cruise is off to a good start for the new
year with a second-straight No. 1 weekend at the box office.

Cruise's "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" took in an
estimated $38.3 million domestically over the long holiday weekend
from Friday to Monday. That raised its total to $141.2 million.

Finishing second again was Robert Downey Jr.'s "Sherlock
Holmes: A Game of Shadows" with $26.5 million. The family sequel
"Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" came in third with $21
million.

Rounding out the top-five were Steven Spielberg's "War Horse"
at No. 4 with $19.2 million and David Fincher's "The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo" just behind at No. 5 with $19 million.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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