- Warner Bros.' fantasy thriller Inception had a dream opening, as the Christopher Nolan-helmed Leonardo DiCaprio starrer took in an estimated $60.4 million in opening domestic box office. That was on the far high side of pre-release projections -- and a career-high opening weekend for DiCaprio.
- Last weekend's champ Despicable Me moved to #2 this weekend with an estimated $32.7 million. The animated film’s strong hold of 42% of last week's audience puts its brief ten-day stint at $118 million.
- Disney's Jerry Bruckheimer-produced adventure fantasy The Sorcerer’s Apprentice grossed only $17.3 million and a third spot for the three-day period. The Nicolas Cage starrer has now earned a lackluster $24 million after five days of release.
- Collectively, the weekend top 10 rang up $166 million, or 9% more than top performers in the same frame last year.
- Reviews of Inception, Despicable Me, Toy Story 3, Grown Ups and other movies not in the top ten can be found by clicking on the Film Reviews archive icon at left.
- All figures are industry estimates. Final weekend figures are released on Monday.
- Sources: Nielsen EDI, ew.com, Hollywood.com, Hollywood Reporter