Warner Bros Pictures International’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows finally vanquished Ghost Protocol to assume the crown and stands at a confirmed $180.6ming a revised weekend haul of $44.9m.

The sequel has already surpassed its predecessor’s $152.3m final gross and all the signs point to a $200m-plus result. The film opened top in Australia on $6.7m from 254 sites and did the same in Spain on $4.7m from 367.

In the second weekend A Game Of Shadows added $6.1m in Russia from 800 for $21.8m and $1.8m in South Korea from 235 for $10.7m. The film stayed top in Germany where it has generated $15.3m after three and ranks second in the UK on $32.2m after four.

Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar starring Leo DiCaprio started its international run with a promising $6.1m according to estimates from six led by $4.2m in Italy for second place and Eastwood’s career best for the territory.

New Year’s Eve added $6.1m for $80.3m and stands at $11m in the UK and $10.4m in Australia.

  • Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked scored its highest weekend so far as a confirmed $31m raised the tally to $129.8m. The family film launched in Brazil and Italy on $6.7m first first place and $4.9m for second place, respectively. The film has produced $18.1m in the UK after four weekends.

The Darkest Hour added $5.8m for $16.9m and the lead market is Russia on $7m after three weekends. We Bought A Zoo has grossed $13.5m to date.

Fox UK opened The Iron Lady in third place on $3.4m and New Regency’s In Time stands at $106.1m.

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is surging towards $300m after a confirmed $28.8m boosted the running total to $289.1m. The action film opened to in Argentina on $899,000.

DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots crossed $300m as $17.8m raised the tally to $311.3m. Hugo is on an early $4m.

  • Sony Pictures Releasing International reported that The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo grossed $12.6m for an early $29.3m and opened top in Russia on $.6m.
  • DreamWorks’ War Horse has grossed an early $7.6m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, while The Muppets stands at $10.7m, The Lion King in 3D $74.3m and The Help $35.7m.
  • UPI’s Rubbeldiekatz has amassed a confirmed $15.1m in German-speaking Europe while Tower Heist is on $61.3m.