A smart sci-fi thriller gives way to a dumb action comedy as The Other Guys [OTHRG] topples Inception [INCPT] at the weekend box office. The buddy cop movie bagged an estimated $35.6 million in a return to comedic form for Will Ferrell [WFERR]. Mark Wahlberg [MWAHL] co-starred as his mismatched partner in crime-fighting.
Inception woke up with another $18.6 million in second place. The Christopher Nolan-directed film has banked $227.7 million after its fourth weekend.
Step Up 3D [STUP3] bowed in third place at $15.5 million, continuing a downward trend for the streetdancing franchise. 3D was the main draw as 84% of the audience opted for the higher priced version.
Salt [ESALT] finished in fourth place with $11.1 million. The Angelina Jolie spy thriller has grossed $92.0 milion thus far.
Rounding out the top five, Dinner with Schmucks [SHMUC] tumbled 55% to $10.5 million in its second weekend.
|1||THE OTHER GUYS||$35,600,000||$35,600,000|
|3||STEP UP 3D||$15,532,000||$15,532,000|
|5||DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS||$10,500,000||$46,746,000|
|7||CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE||$6,910,000||$26,436,000|
|8||CHARLIE ST. CLOUD||$4,700,625||$23,496,755|
|9||TOY STORY 3||$3,048,000||$396,317,000|
|10||THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT||$2,606,238||$14,011,032|
|12||THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE||$2,352,000||$57,053,000|
Source: Exhibitor Relations Co.
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