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Tintin? Mission Impossible? Sherlock Holmes? What is Your Most Anticipated December Movie?

So here we are, the final month of the 2011 movie year. Not surprisingly, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 was the most anticipated movie of November, claiming 41% of the overall vote. Immortals (19%) and The Muppets (10%) rounded out the top three.

This month brings a mix of blockbuster comedies, sequels and awards season contenders.
Michael Fassbender stars in Shame, the NC-17 rated drama that has gained much attention and awards buzz. The movie was just named by the National Board of Review as one of the Top Independent Films of 2011.
Garry Marshall returns with another group of actors for New Year's Eve. Sufficed to say, if you enjoyed Valentine's Day, you'll probably like this holiday-themed follow-up. The movie will go head-to-head with Jonah Hill's R-rated The Sitter as well as award season favorites Young Adult, We Need To Talk About Kevin and Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.
The following week pits two huge sequels against one another. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked  takes on Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows with indies Carnage and The Lady looking to attract an audience. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will arrive five days early in IMAX theaters preceded by the first six minutes of The Dark Knight Rises.
Christmas Week is a busy one. Hollywood is looking to get people out of their houses and into theaters.
The Adventures of Tintin finally arrives stateside after ringing up over $225 million overseas. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Darkest Hour, War Horse and We Bought a Zoo also arrive as well as the 35mm prints of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
Angelina Jolie's Bosnian War drama In The Land of Blood and Honey will compete with Tom Hanks in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close in the indie market.
We close out the year with a pair of awards contenders – The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep and A Separation, which was just named Best Foreign Film by the National Board of Review.
There's a little something for everyone this month and with no Twilight or Harry Potter to dominate the box office, it's anyone's guess as to which movie will reign supreme this month. So what's your most anticipated movie for the month of December? Vote below.
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