You Rate the New Releases: 'Mission: Impossible,' 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'Tintin,' 'War Horse' and More

Hollywood finished up the year by releasing a bunch of blockbuster movies into theaters over the long holiday weekend. Ticket sales were up with a four-day weekend total of around $200 million, a 10% gain on 2010's Christmas box office.

Audiences turned up for the sudden resurgence of Tom Cruise, as his fourth Mission: Impossible movie took the top spot with $46.2 million. The other much-buzzed movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo managed to slip past Alvin and the Chipmunks for third with $12.7 million compared to Alvin's $12.6. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows took second and brought its 11-day total to $90 million.
 
Christmas Day featured two movies opening to vastly different results. The Darkest Hour, which features Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby, among others, trying to outwit and defeat invisible predatory aliens barely cracked the top ten with $3 million. On the flip side, Steven Spielberg's Golden Globe nominated War Horse shot out of the gate with a strong $15 million two-day total.
 
Spielberg's other movie, The Adventures of Tintin, which has already brought in $240 million internationally, pulled in $16.1 million domestically for fifth place.
 
Critically speaking, Mission: Impossible (93% Rotten Tomatoes), Dragon Tattoo (85%) and Tintin (75%) had the most positive feedback although War Horse (74%) and Cameron Crowe's latest We Bought a Zoo (61%) also made favorable impressions.
 
But enough with the numbers and what the critics thought! Did you make it out to the movies this weekend? Sound off in our polls below and let us know what you watched and what you liked (or disliked) this past weekend.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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