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'Mission' impossible to beat at box office

Still of Tom Cruise in the 2011 film, 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.' (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

January 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The new year is already off to a good start for Tom Cruise. His new mission remains impossible to beat at the box office.

"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" took the top spot for the second week in a row, bringing in $31.3 million.

The movie has made more than $134 million domestically.

Cruise hasn't scored a lead that profitable since "Mission: Impossible III" came out six years ago.

"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" finished second again with $22.1 million.

"Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" came in third with $18.3 million.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," $31.3 million.
2. "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," $22.1 million.
3. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," $18.3 million.
4. "War Horse," $16.9 million.
5. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," $16.3 million.
6. "We Bought a Zoo," $14.3 million.
7. "The Adventures of Tintin," $12 million.
8. "New Year's Eve," $6.7 million.
9. "The Darkest Hour," $4.3 million.
10. "The Descendants," $3.7 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.