Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol topped the North American box office for a second straight weekend, ringing in the New Year with US$30 million (HK$2.34 billion) in ticket sales, industry estimates showed.
The action film has taken in US$133 million.
In second place was Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, a sequel to the 2009 film. It took in US$22.1 million.
In third place with US$18.3 million was Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.
Fourth place went to Steven Spielberg's War Horse, about the bond between a boy and his horse during World War I, which was expected to reap US$16.9 million.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - the Hollywood adaptation of the Stieg Larsson novel, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara - took in US$16.3 million for fifth place.
Family film We Bought A Zoo starring Matt Damon finished in sixth place, taking in US$14.3 million.
Another Spielberg film, The Adventures of Tintin, was seventh with US$12 million.
Holiday romance New Year's Eve earned US$6.7 million for eighth place, while thriller The Darkest Hour took ninth place with US$4.3 million.
Rounding out the top 10 was The Descendants starring George Clooney, which grossed US$3.7 million.