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'Mission: Impossible' leads US Christmas box office - top 10 in full

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Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol has topped the Christmas weekend US box office.

The Paramount movie sequel, starring Tom Cruise, debuted with over $46 million.

Robert Downey Jr detective movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was knocked down to second place, grossing nearly $32 million.

David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo finished in fourth place after earning $19.4m, losing out on the third spot to Alvin and the Chipmunks - Chipwrecked, which had $20m.

Steven Spielberg's animated The Adventures of Tintin rounded out the top five, making just over $16 million.

The US box office top ten in full (studio estimates):

1. (-) Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - $46,210,000
2. (1) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $31,810,000
3. (2) Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - $20,000,000
4. (-) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - $19,400,000
5. (-) The Adventures of Tintin - $16,100,000
6. (-) We Bought a Zoo - $15,600,000
7. (-) War Horse - $15,000,000
8. (-) The Darkest Hour - $5,500,000
9. (4) New Year's Eve - $4,950,000
10. (9) The Muppets - $3,350,000

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