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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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Tom Cruise is back! Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol

By Scott Mendelson

As is often the case, the last weekend of the year is basically a repeat of last weekend, both in general ranking and numbers, as the holiday weekend tends to keep drops low, if often absent. Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol led the pack of major Christmas and holiday releases that actually went up from last weekend. The Brad Bird spy thriller earned $31 million over Fri-Sun, with an eye towards a likely $40 million four-day holiday weekend. At the end of its third weekend, the first of which was IMAX-exclusive, the crowd-pleasing Tom Cruise vehicle will have grossed $140 million by Monday, which means it has already outgrossed the $134 million-grossing Mission: Impossible III.

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  • http://trimediacentral.com/mission-impossible-ghost-protocol-2011/ Marge

    I won’t get into the story too much as I don’t want to ruin it for
    anyone, but the basic plot is that the Kremlin in Russia is bombed by a
    terrorist group and IMF is framed for it. Because of these actions, the
    president decides to activate Operation Ghost Protocol, which
    essentially means that the entire IMF organisation is disavowed,
    meaning Ethan and his team are on their own, and like the tagline says
    “No Plan, No Backup, No Choice”.

    The story I found to be quite solid. Nothing groundbreaking but enough
    to keep the interest of your average movie-goer.