Mission: Impossible 4 Tops New Year's Box Office

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Tom Cruise has still got it.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol continues to dominate the holiday box office, raking in an estimated $31.3 million over the three-day (Friday to Sunday) weekend.

That represents a 6 percent jump from Christmas weekend, when it also led the field. Ghost Protocol, the fourth entry in the franchise, has now made $134.1M total.

M:I-4 could top the first Cruise-led installment, which earned $181 million in 1996. It's already surpassed Mission: Impossible 3, which topped out at $134 million.

In second place this weekend was Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which rose 9 percent to $22.1 million. The sequel has taken in $132.1 million in 17 days.

The original Sherlock Holmes, by comparison, earned $165.2 million by this point. Chipwrecked jumped an impressive 45 percent to finish third at $18.3 million.

The top five for the weekend:

  1. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - $31.3 mil
  2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $22.1 mil
  3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - $18.3 mil
  4. War Horse - $16.9 mil
  5. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - $16.3 mil