'Mission: Impossible 4' Rings in New Year at the Top
"Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" took the top spot at theaters for the second straight weekend, grossing $38.3 million and bringing its total to $141.2 million.
The fourth installment of the Tom Cruise franchise will likely surpass the 1996 original's gross of $181 million.
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" came in second with $26.5 million, lifting its three-week total to $240 million worldwide.
"Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" claimed third place with $21 million, with a total of $97.4 million, while Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" was fourth with $19.2 million, bringing its overall gross to $45.2 million.
The David Fincher drama "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" rounded out the top five with $19 million, lifting its total to $60 million.