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Inception Tops Weekend Box Office; Despicable Me in Second

Written By David D'Angelo on Monday, July 19, 2010 | 7/19/2010

Weekend Box Office (July 16-18, 2010 US) Full List - Christopher Nolan's film, Inception which starts Leonardo Dicaprio rake in a total of $60.4 million to take the top spot in this weeks box office. Despicable Me, which is also an original film came at second with $32.7 million. Despicable Me already earned a total of $118,365,000 in two weeks, already above its $69million budget.

Inception is about a team that sneaks into people's dreams and steals them but later on they just have to do the opposite and this time implant a memory into someone's dream.


Inception - Official Trailer 3 [HD]


This is DiCaprio's second biggest opening weekend after "Shutter Island" which topped at $41.1 million. Inception however falls short of the expectations of Warner Bros and director Christopher Nolan. His best record so far is with "The Dark Knight" which opened during the same weekend and hit $158.4 million.

Here is the list of the weekend box office topnotchers this week:

Weekend Box Office (July 16-18, 2010 US)
  1. "Inception," $60.4 million.
  2. "Despicable Me," $32.7 million.
  3. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," $17.4 million.
  4. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," $13.5 million.
  5. "Toy Story 3," $11.7 million.
  6. "Grown Ups," $10 million.
  7. "The Last Airbender," $7.5 million.
  8. "Predators," $6.8 million.
  9. "Knight and Day," $3.7 million.
  10. "The Karate Kid," $2.2 million.

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