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The mission, should Tom Cruise and company have chosen to accept it, was to come out on top this weekend at the box office, despite the presence of a certain damaged girl with a certain well-known tattoo.

And Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - one of Cruise's best-ever reviewed films - accomplished this goal with ease, earning $26.5 million on Friday and Saturday.

The action flick beat out Sherlock Holmes and a disappointing Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which debuted at number four with $13 million. Here is a look at the top 10 box office results:

  1. Mission: Impossible:Ghost Protocol - $26.5 million
  2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $17.8 million
  3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - $13.3 million
  4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - $13 million
  5. The Adventures of Tintin - $9.1 million
  6. We Bought a Zoo - $7.8 million
  7. New Year's Eve - $3.0 million
  8. Arthur Christmas - $2.7 million
  9. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - $2.1 million
  10. Hugo - $2.0 million

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Louis Vuitton is suing Warner Bros. for its use of a fake Louis Vuitton bag in The Hangover Part II, demanding that the scene in question be removed. So random.

In the film, Zach Galifianakis' Alan tells Stu not to mess with his luggage, saying, "Careful, that is ... that is a Louis Vuitton." He pronounces it Lewis. Awesome.

Louis Vuitton has issues with this, for multiple reasons:

For one, Warner Bros. never got permission to use its precious and valuable trademark. Moreover, the luggage in the movie is a knockoff, or so the brand claims.

Also awesome, if you're a viewer. Not not for L.V.

The company is seeking damages on top of an injunction prohibiting Warner Bros. from distributing The Hangover 2 going forward as long as the luggage scene appears.

If you recall, the studio was also sued for its use of Mike Tyson's face tattoo on Ed Helms' character in the sequel, even though Tyson appeared in the original.

Can't make this stuff up ...

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Whether or not Miley Cyrus was joking about her affection for marijuana, the star's recent scandal has had a negative impact on her big screen career.

Sources confirm that Miley's next movie - the comedy LOL, which also stars Demi Moore and Ashley Greene - was scheduled for an international release in either late 2011 or early 2012. However, that opening has now been scrapped in large part due to last-minute editing out of a scene in which Miley's character smokes cigarettes with her friends.

Producers are hoping to avoid any and all controversy related to this topic.

LOL Movie Poster

So, when might LOL hit American theaters? That is also uncertain, as Lionsgate is facing significant financial problems.

The studio simply can't afford to market the film and is reportedly hoping to make enough bank on The Hunger Games - which, ironically, stars Miley's boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth - this spring to then turn its efforts back over to Cyrus and company.

LOL is based a remake of a French hit and centers on Lola (Cyrus) and her teenage pals, as they navigate the world of high school romance and friendship.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, won the weekend box office with an estimated $40 million, despite an average debut.

In all, the weekend’s top 12 movies earned about 13 percent less than last year’s. Even Sherlock was expected to earn at least $50 million in its opening weekend.

Here's the trailer for the film if you haven't seen it:

This coming week brings The Adventures of Tintin, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, We Bought a Zoo, and the wide expansion of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

In select locations, M:I - 4 was third this weekend behind Holmes and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Here's a look at how the Top 10 shook out overall nationwide:

  1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, $40 million
  2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, $23.5 million
  3. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, $13 million
  4. New Year's Eve, $7.4 million
  5. The Sitter, $4.4 million
  6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, $4.3 million
  7. Young Adult, $3.7 million
  8. Hugo, $3.63 million
  9. Arthur Christmas, $3.6 million
  10. The Muppets, $3.5 million

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Earlier today, 100 puzzle pieces were passed around the Internet, as various sites - including our friends at Movie Fanatic! - were selected to Tweet clues that would eventually come together and form the latest poster for The Hunger Games.

And here it is!

Hunger Games Poster

The mesmerizing image features Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen, bow and arrow in hand, standing in the middle of the Capitol arena, surrounded by flags of herself and Josh Hutcherson's Peeta. Does anyone else have goosebumps?

And, seriously, for the 412th time, is it March 23 yet?!? Watch The Hunger Games trailer now and count down the days with us.

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With Ricky Gervais set to serve as host once again, we know the 2012 Golden Globe Awards - which will air on January - will bring the humor.

But who will actually take home the trophies? Nominees from the world of film and television were announced this morning. They are...

Movie Posters

Best Drama
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
War Horse

Best Comedy/Musical
50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Carnage
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn

Best Animated Film
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Rango
Puss in Boots
The Adventures of Tintin

Best Actor in a Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Best Actress in a Drama
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

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The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast live on TNT on January 29. This morning, Judy Greer and Regina King announced the nominations for the only awards voted on by actors and actresses themselves.

And the nominees are...

SAG Awards Logo

MOVIES
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DEMIÁN BICHIR: A Better Life
GEORGE CLOONEY: The Descendants
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO: J. Edgar
JEAN DUJARDIN: The Artist
BRAD PITT: Moneyball

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
GLENN CLOSE: Albert Nobbs
VIOLA DAVI: The Help
MERYL STREEP: The Iron Lady
TILDA SWINTON: We Need to Talk About Kevin
MICHELLE WILLIAMS: My Week with Marilyn

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Warner Bros. has come out with a new poster for The Dark Knight Rises, and it does not bode well for a certain Caped Crusader.

Featuring Tom Hardy's Bane standing over a fallen Batman mask, along with cracks in the iconic logo, the image teases this July 2012 blockbuster, which reportedly is set eight years after events that concluded the previous installment.

New Poster for The Dark Knight Rises

Director Christopher Nolan - who, along with Christian Bale, will bow out of the franchise after their third film together - has said the opening of The Dark Knight Rises "takes your breath away."

We don't doubt it. Check out the official Dark Knight Rises trailer now and let the countdown to next summer begin!

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Breaking Dawn is showing no signs of breaking down at the box office.

For the third consecutive weekend, this installment of the Twilight Saga earned more money than any other film, adding $16.9 million to its growing tally on Friday and Saturday.

Breaking Dawn actually trails past franchise editions at this point in its run, as it's earned 247.3 million domestic dollars in 17 days.  By comparison, New Moon had brought in $255.4 million at this juncture, while Eclipse had collected $255.8 million.

Is there any doubt, however, that next November's Breaking Dawn Part 2 will own all Twilight records in the end?

Here is a look at the top five box office results from the weekend:

  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1: $16.9 mil
  2. The Muppets: $11.2 mil
  3. Hugo: $7.6 mil
  4. Arthur Christmas: $7.4 mil
  5. Happy Feet Two: $6.0 mil

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The Muppets were no match for the half-vampire babies this week, as Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Kermit the Frog and friends fared well at the box office - but Breaking Dawn remained on top.

The Twilight Saga's fourth installment pulled in another $62 million from Wednesday through today, bringing its worldwide tally to nearly $400 million. It's now ahead of the pace set in 2009 by Eclipse. The Muppets, meanwhile, pulled in a solid $42 million.

Here is a look at the top 10 box office results from this long holiday weekend:

  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1: $62.3 million
  2. The Muppets: $42 million
  3. Happy Feet Two: $18.4 million
  4. Arthur Christmas: $17 million
  5. Hugo: $15.4 million
  6. Jack and Jill: $14.1 million
  7. Immortals: $12.6 million
  8. Puss in Boots: $10.4 million
  9. Tower Heist: $10.2 million
  10. The Descendants: $9.2 million