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December 19th, 2011 9:16am EST

Sherlock Holmes a Game of ShadowsMystery movie "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" has been crowned king of the box office after raking in $40 million at the weekend.
 
The Jude Law and Robert Downey, Jr. detective film premiered at the top spot, ahead of animated family film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" at two with takings of $23.5 million and Tom Cruise's highly-anticipated "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," which debuted at three with earnings of $13 million.
 
Former number one New Year's Eve fell to number four ($7.4 million), while Jonah Hill's comedy "The Sitter" dropped three slots to number five ($4.4 million).

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