'Sherlock Holmes' Beats 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo': Best Christmas Ever for Noomi Rapace

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Rooney Mara was topped by her "Dragon Tattoo" predecessor at the box office -- maybe it's time to rethink her look.

Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol beat out David Fincher's edgy and violent The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo over Christmas holidays. Of course, Fincher's creepy film about a Nazi serial killer of women -- that features  graphic male and a female rape scenes -- wasn't exactly box office 'feel good' holiday fare. So it makes sense that Chip-wrecked topped it on a family weekend.

Check out the THR  Box Office Report for the four-day weekend: 

1. Mission: Impossible--Ghost Protocol (2), Paramount/3,448, $46.2 million, $78.6 million

2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2), Warner Bros./3,703, $31.8 million, $90.6 million

3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2), 20th Century Fox/3,683, $20 million, $56.9 million

4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (1), Sony/2,914, $19.4 million, $27.7 million (opened 12/20)

The big question facing the Sony may be whether or not to proceed with two more Girl films. And the question facing Rooney Mara may be whether or not to remove her nipple ring and let her goth punk mohawk grow out. If we were her, we'd start taking hair and skin vitamins STAT, hang up her edgy cut-out Roksanda Ilincic gowns and start going on auditions looking like a normal girl.

As for Noomi Rapace, the Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish Stieg Larsson's Girl films, this has got to be, well, the Best. Christmas. Ever.
Oh, not because Rooney's Girl is a total Christmas Turkey. But because she starred in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which beat the younger star's Girl. And that's gotta feel really, really good.