- Warner Bros.' fantasy thriller Inception held on to the top spot, as the Christopher Nolan-helmed Leonardo DiCaprio starrer took in an estimated $43.5 million in its second weekend. That represented only a 31% drop from its debut weekend and brought its 10-day total to a dreamy $143.7 million.
- Sony's Angelina Jolie starrer Salt settled for second place in its opening weekend, but the action-thriller's estimated $36.5 million in domestic box office makes a second mission by its butt-kicking CIA operative likely -- yep, sequel chatter has begun.
- The other big opener this weekend, Fox's G-rated comedy Ramona and Beezus, debuted with $8 million in sixth place -- failing to take away from the animated hits Toy Story 3 and Despicable Me, which continue to draw big family crowds.
- Collectively, the weekend top 10 rung up $148 million, or 7% more than top performers during a comparable 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, Hollywood.com, Hollywood Reporter