Inception Keeps the Schmucks Away

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Inception kept its crown for a third weekend, despite the opening of three new contenders. Nolan's mind-bender added $27.5 million to its total take, raising the bar to $193 million worldwide.

Cobb in the Frost

This marks a modest 36% drop from second weekend, which had only dropped 32% from first weekend, denoting that the film has some good staying power. While it's not as much of a moneymaker as The Dark Knight, the numbers for Inception are higher than Batman Begins, which means it could be on its way to grossing $260 million before the summer is over.

Paul Rudd and Steve Carell landed in second place behind DiCaprio and co., with newcomer Dinner for Schmucks earning $23 million. Salt dropped 47% of its business to garner $19 million and third place on the week's list.

Despicable Me held fast at fourth, bringing in an additional $15.5 million, adding to a $190.3 million gross and representing a genuine hit for Universal Studios. It may be the first movie from the studio to gross more than $200 million at the box office since 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum.

Landing fifth, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore saw a disappointing opening, only bringing in $12.5 million.

Here's a closer look at the Top 5 numbers:

  1. Inception - $27,520,000
  2. Dinner For Schmucks - $23,300,000
  3. Salt - $19,250,000
  4. Despicable Me - $15,543,000
  5. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore - $12,525,000

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Inception Quotes

I miss you more than I can bear, but we had our time together. I have to let you go.


Mal: You keep telling yourself what you know. But what do you believe? What do you feel?
Cobb: Guilt.

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Oh Christopher Nolan, how do you do it? Here is a man I can't help but admire: First he manages to capture the attention of Hollywood...

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