Magazine article Screen International

Mission Impossible Beats Sherlock Holmes, Iron Lady in UK

Magazine article Screen International

Mission Impossible Beats Sherlock Holmes, Iron Lady in UK

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Ghost Protocol takes £2.2m to narrowly edge out Sherlock Holmes sequel and strong newcomer The Iron Lady.

Paramount's Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol came out on top at a keenly contested UK box office, grossing £2.2m from 517 screens at an average of £4,300.

The fourth instalment in the popular franchise stands at £13.1m after two weeks, and is only £2.3m off the cumulative of previous episode Mission Impossible 3.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows move up one spot to second for Warner Bros' in its fourth week, taking a further £2.163m from a week high 518 screens at a location average of £4,177.

Guy Ritchie's sequel, the tenth biggest film of the last 52 weeks, has now taken £20.7m and stands £5m off the 2009 original.

Pathe's The Iron Lady impressed on debut, narrowly missing out on top spot despite playing on 78 fewer screens than its two nearest rivals.

Phyllida Lloyd's Margaret Thatcher biopic took £2.151m from 439 screens at an average of £4,901. …

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