Sequels rake in box office winnings
Los Angeles - Action adventure film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
led a trio of sequels at the US box office over the weekend with $40m in ticket sales, according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters on Sunday.
The sequel to 2009's Sherlock Holmes
starring Robert Downey Jr beat Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
, the third film in the popular family franchise
pulled in $23.5m from Friday through Sunday. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
, the fourth movie in the action series starring Tom Cruise, was in third place with $13m at just 425 theatres over three days. Sherlock Holmes
played in more than 3 700 theatres each.