26 December 2011 10:54 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

If Hollywood was hoping that the holiday box office during the highest-volume ticket-selling period of the year would turn around their fortunes they were mistaken. Only one of the big-ticket studio tentpoles scored really big over the four-day holiday weekend, Friday through Christmas Day, which fell on a Sunday this year. This means that Saturday night was indeed silent at the box office. Compared to last year's four-day holiday weekend, which included Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, this year's box office is up 8%. The box office should improve Monday. Paramount franchise "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" grossed an estimated $46.2 million in four days, »

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