'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' Solves The Box Office Mystery

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There was little mystery this weekend which movie would win the battle for the box office crown and as expected, Hollywood.com is reporting that "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" defeated fellow new release "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked," earning an estimated $40 million over the weekend.

Elementary, my dear Alvin.

So if "Sherlock Holmes" took first place at the box office and "Chip-Wrecked" came in second, why is everyone talking about next July's "The Dark Knight Rises?" Check out Hollywood.com's comprehensive box office report for the surprising answer. Because the mystery of the box office may be solved, but the game, it seems, is still afoot.