'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'

The biggest mystery facing Sherlock Holmes: how come he was so ho-hum at the box office this weekend? 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' was the weekend's top movie, with an estimated $40 million opening, but its performance was underwhelming considering it was expected to score as much as $60 million. Similarly, 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' disappointed despite an estimated $23.5 million, second-place debut, since it was expected to gross well over $30 million. On the other hand, the unusual, IMAX-exclusive opening of 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' outperformed modest expectations and premiered with an estimated $13 million on just 425 screens, good enough for third place.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Movie Poster
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
PG-132011
Based on 38 critics

When Austria's crown prince is found dead, evidence seems to point to suicide. However, detective Sherlock... Read More

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Carnage
R2011
Based on 40 critics

When some roughhousing between two 11-year-old boys named Zachary and Ethan erupts into real violence,... Read More

Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol Movie Poster
Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol
PG-132011
Based on 47 critics

Blamed for a terrorist attack on the Kremlin, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the entire IMF agency are disavowed... Read More

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Movie Poster
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
G2011
Based on 19 critics

Dave Seville (Jason Lee), the Chipmunks (Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney) and the Chipettes... Read More

The Dark Knight Rises Movie Poster
The Dark Knight Rises
PG-132012
Based on 45 critics

It has been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale), in collusion with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman),... Read More

Young Adult Movie Poster
Young Adult
R2011
Based on 42 critics

Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a successful writer of teen literature who returns to her hometown with... Read More