MUMBAI: Paramount's Tom Cruise-starrer Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol kept up its reigning spree in the new year after grossing $31.3 million during the three-day New Year's weekend for an accumulated domestic total of $134.2 million.
The studio estimates that Ghost Protocol will earn another $8.7 million on Monday--a national holiday--for a projected domestic total of $142.9 million. Overseas, the film has sailed past the $200 million mark and all in all, the film will likely earn $600 million globally.
On the other hand, Steven Spielberg's War Horse moved up the box office chart to No. 4 after grossing $16.9 million for the three-day weekend and putting the film's eight-day intake to $43 million.
At the specialty box office, the Weinstein Co.'s Meryl Streep-starrer The Iron Lady bowed to impressive numbers over the three-day weekend grossing $221,752 from four theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a screen average of $55,438.
Along with Sony Pictures Classics released Iranian film A Separation that debuted to $66,598 from three theaters for a screen average of $22,199.
Game of Shadows grossed $22.1 million over the three-day weekend for a domestic cume of $132.1 million. The film grossed $18.3 million for a domestic cume of $94.6 million and it is said that the 3D toon should near $100 million on Monday.
Both Game of Shadows and Sherlock have made up ground after muted openings over the Dec. 16-18 weekend.