The film, which stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton, earned an estimated $31.3 million in its third week of release, bringing its total to $134.1 million after just 17 days. The third Mission: Impossible took in a total of $134.03 million back in 2006.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows started 2012 in second place, bringing in an additional $22.1 million. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked followed at No. 3 with $18.3 million. War Horse galloped into fourth place with $16.9 million. At No. 5, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo earned $16.8 million.