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Dinner for Schmucks Debuted at Number 2 in Weekend Box Office; Inception Still on Top

Written By RINOABROOD on Monday, August 2, 2010 | 8/02/2010

The newest movie released this weekend, "Dinner for Schmucks" debuted at number 2 for the Weekend Box Office. The new movie earned a total of $23.3 million. The comedy film was directed by Jay Roach and stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd is a remake of the Francis Veber film The Dinner Game.

Carrell and Rudd previously partnered in other comedy movies like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and The 40 Year-Old Virgin. Dinner for Schmucks unseated previous second place Salt which starred Angelina Jolie. Salt only managed to earn an additional $19.3 million.

The undisputed leader for three weeks now in the Weekend Box Office is Chrisopher Nolan's masterpiece, Inception. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio playing a person who can steal or implant a dream in a person.

Inception earned $27,520,000 this week and brings the total earnings of Inception to $193,348,000.

The biggest earner so far is still Toy Story 3 which is now on its 7th Week at the Weekend Box Office Top Ten with $389,674,000 in total earnings followed by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse with $288,200,000 and is on its 5th week.

Here are the rest of the Weekend Box Office Top Ten for

1. Inception – $27,520,000 – $193,348,000
2. Dinner for Schmucks – $23,300,000 – $23,300,000
3. Salt – $19,250,000 – $70,800,000
4. Despicable Me – $15,543,000 – $190,349,000
5. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore – $12,525,000 – $12,525,000
6. Charlie St. Cloud – $12,136,000 – $12,136,000
7. Toy Story 3 – $5,035,000 – $389,674,000
8. Grown Ups – $4,500,000 – $150,713,000
9. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – $4,320,000 – $51,881,000
10. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – $3,965,000 – $288,200,000

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