Despite little depressing ticket sales, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the two-hander mystery action starring pretty boys Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr locked the number one spot with Alvin trailing in second and Mission: Impossible in limited release a solid third. Movie takes the number one spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated intake of $40 million.
The sequel to the successful 2009 Sherlock Holmes film also directed by Madonna's ex-hubby Guy Ritchie had ladies swooning and men cheering with its fast-paced dialogue and clever story. The original, however, opened larger its first weekend with $62 million.
Alvin Grabs 2nd by earning an estimated $23.5 million And Mission: Impossible 3rd with an estimated earning of $13 million. The ensemble romantic comedy New Year's Eve fell from its top spot last week to fourth position, earning $7.4 million.
The week before Christmas should add some punch to the numbers; new releases include quite a few choices. The Adventures of Tintin, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, We Bought a Zoo and War Horse, due out this week, should definitely shake up the list.