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Friday 28 November 2014

Cruise's new mission tops charts

Tom Cruise arrives for the UK premiere of Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol
Tom Cruise arrives for the UK premiere of Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise's new mission remains impossible to beat at the US box office.

Studio estimates placed Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol in the top spot for the second-straight weekend with 31.3 million US dollars.

With a 134.1 million US dollar domestic total, it is the first 100 million US dollar hit with Cruise in the lead role since 2006's Mission: Impossible III.

The Paramount release led a solid New Year's weekend as Hollywood managed fair business to end a sluggish year on a more promising note for 2012.

Domestic revenues closed out at 10.22 billion US dollars for 2011, down 3.4% from 2010's, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

That was a slight improvement over Hollywood.com's projections a week earlier, when Hollywood was limping through the normally busy holiday season with a line-up of underachieving movies.

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