It looks like The Other Guys was enough of a kick to snag the top spot at the box office from Inception. The Other Guys began its run with a nice $35.6 million marking both Adam McKay and Will Ferrell’s second highest opening. Back in 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby debuted with an impressive $47 million. For Walberg, The Other Guys comes in at number three behind The Perfect Storm and Planet of the Apes, which opened with $41.3 million and $68.5 million respectively.

Inception continues its impressively slow decline just falling 32% in week four. It took in $18.6 million bringing its grand total to $227.7 million. In third place is newcomer Step Up 3D. Its $15.5 million intake isn’t terrible, but less than its predecessors. Back in 2006 Step Up opened with $20.7 million and in 2008 Step Up 2 the Streets earned $18.9 in week one.

Salt took a 43% hit, earning $11.1 million and landing in the fourth spot. Coming in at #5 is Dinner for Schmucks, which fell hard earning just $10.5 in week two. Despicable Me is holding on strong in week five adding an additional $9.4 to its haul. The seventh spot went to Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore with $6.9 million. It’s only accumulated $37.5 million worldwide so earning back its $85 million production budget is unlikely.

Charlie St. Cloud’s $4.7 million earned it the eighth spot. That one took one of the biggest hits of them all dropping a massive 62% in week two. With a $44 million production budget, it’ll also have a long haul if it hopes to make it into the green before its theatrical run comes to an end. Rounding out the top ten is Toy Story 3 with $3 million and The Kids Are All Right with $2.6 million.

The August 13th releases are guaranteed to shake things up quite a bit. We’ve got three potential heavy hitters on the way, Eat Pray Love, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The Expendables. I’ve got a hard time seeing any of the three being a huge winner. The ladies will likely go for Eat Pray Love, the manly men for The Expendables and the young crowds for Scott Pilgrim, splitting the masses. They’ve all got a chance at taking one of the top three spots and will likely be followed by The Other Guys and Inception at #4 and #5. As for limited releases, we’ve got a rather excellent film entering the competition, the Australian family drama Animal Kingdom.

By Perri Nemiroff (via Box Office Mojo)

The Other Guys

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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