The Misix Movie Quality Index (59.88) declined slightly from last week’s strong performance (-0.70) despite the return of the George Clooney hit The Descendents (82.27). The latest installments of two franchises, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (79.58) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (61.14) continued to perform well. However, the latest edition to the Chipmunk franchise, Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (27.62), continues to underwhelm audiences even though it’s performing well financially. War Horse (74.82), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (77.91), We Bought a Zoo (64.41) and The Adventures of Tintin (72.00) all continue to perform well. The index continues to be weighed down by the star-studded romantic comedy New Year’s Eve (29.63) – Sarah Jessica Parker included - and The Darkest Hour (29.45). Once again, this week’s anchor belongs to Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Congratulations yet again. The revenue adjusted index (63.92) declined (-1.33) as a result of Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked moving up a spot in the box office revenue rankings and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo moving down two spots. The overall movie index was once again below the average rating (61.85) indicating that, as a group, this weekend’s top ten were weak. However, there are some strong movies out that would be solid choices.