It looks like Salt didn’t provide enough of a kick to get the majority of moviegoers out of Christopher Nolan’s limbo. Inception dropped just 30.7% taking in $43.5 million easily stealing the weekend from Angelina Jolie who only earned $36.5 million. Inception now has a domestic grand total of $143.7 million and shows no signs of slowing down. Plus, it’s proving to be just as much of a success overseas.

Despicable Me is holding on strong adding another $24.1 million to its pot. That boosts its total to $161.7 million and further justifies Universal’s decision to get working on the sequel. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice took the #4 position, but only added another $9.7 million to its total. A film with a $150 production budget that’s only amassed $42.6 in its first two weeks? Certainly not looking to be a winner for Disney.

On the other hand, Toy Story 3 continues to add to its already massive haul. In week six it earned another $9 million. Following close behind is newcomer Ramona and Beezus. Despite generally positive reviews, it only took in $8 million, but on a $15 million budget, it won’t be much of a loss for Fox.

The seventh spot went to Grown Ups, which took in another $7.6 million while The Twilight Saga: Eclipse nabbed $7 million earning the eighth position. The Last Airbender comes in at #9 with $4.2 million followed by the fast-falling Predators with $2.9 million.

Arriving next weekend is a handful of films that I doubt will pose much of a threat and might allow Inception and Salt to stay on top. Dinner for Schmucks will be the biggest hitter of the bunch, but I see it having a similar opening to Steve Carell’s last film (live-action at least), Date Night, and pulling in something in the $20 million range. In terms of wide releases there’s also Charlie St. Cloud and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore neither of which I think have a shot at topping Schmucks. There’s also a handful of limited releases including Get Low, The Extra Man and The Concert.

By Perri Nemiroff (via Box Office Mojo)

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By Perri Nemiroff

Film producer and director best known for her work in movies such as FaceTime, Trevor, and The Professor. She has worked as an online movie blogger and reporter for sites such as,, Shockya, and MTV's Movies Blog.

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