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‘Inception’ outclasses ‘Schmucks’

August 2, 2010

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— “Inception” is still kicking at the box office.

The mind-bending Warner Bros. thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio remained the No. 1 movie for the third-straight weekend with $27.5 million, bringing its total to $193.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Inception” edged out the weekend’s new releases: “Dinner for Schmucks,” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” and “Charlie St. Cloud.”

“Dinner for Schmucks,” the Paramount comedy starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, followed closely behind “Inception” with $23.3 million, while the Warner Bros. 3-D sequel “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” fetched $12.5 million in the No. 5 spot. “Charlie St. Cloud,” the Universal Pictures drama starring Zac Efron, debuted at No. 6 with $12.1 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com.

  1. “Inception,” $27.5 million.

  2. “Dinner for Schmucks,” $23.3 million.

  3. “Salt,” $19.2 million.

  4. “Despicable Me,” $15.5 million.

  5. “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” $12.5 million.

  6. “Charlie St. Cloud,” $12.1 million.

  7. “Toy Story 3,” $5 million.

  8. “Grown Ups,” $4.5 million.

  9. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” $4.3 million.

  10. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” $3.9 million.

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