The year's final weekend saw top movies add to ticket sales from the Christmas holiday one week earlier but no change in the top three chart positions. The "Sherlock Holmes" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks" franchise films took the No. 2 and 3 positions behind Tom Cruise's 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.'
George Clooney film captures attention, along with a new Neil Young documentary.
Freida Pinto, the Indian actress of Slumdog Millionaire fame, plays a Palestinian teen in Miral, a movie its distributor says 'they tried to stop.'
A revealing but slow-paced saga, 'Miral' is a multigenerational tale that presents three views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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