Not even the bulletproof combination of Paul Rudd and Steve Carell could topple the power of Leonardo DiCaprio at the Box Office this weekend, with Inception remaining on-top for a third consecutive week. Inception pulled in $27.5 million this weekend, over comedy Dinner for Schmucks which took in $23.3 million in its opening. On Friday, Schmucks actually had the lead over its rival but this soon faded. Three weeks on-top is a rare feat; make no mistake about it - Inception is a special film.
Angelina Jolie's Salt continues to perform well in its second week, landing in third spot this weekend with $19.2 million, for a total of $70.5 million - v. good considering the mixed reviews it's had.
Many may be shocked that Despicable Me is still near the top, placing fourth this weekend with $15.5 million. It is now just $10 million shy of the $200 million mark domestically and makes up for Carell's weaker faring in Dinner for Schmucks.
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, the second installment in the series with an all-star cast, under-performed in its opening weekend, taking in only $12.5 million. Proof that just because it's 3-D, doesn't mean necessarily that people will pay to see it. Personally I could care less about the technology.
Zac Efron's tear-jerker Charlie St. Cloud debuted in sixth with $12.1 million, a far cry from the numbers High School Musical 3 was able to pull in ($90.6 million) back in October 2008. Perhaps you shouldn't have abandoned your Toronto fans on your promotional tour, Zac! This could have been prevented!! Kidding, of course.