Hallelujah! Will Ferrell finally gets a hit, critically and commercially! The brilliant comedic actor who has gone through a bit of a slump with his last few films, struck Box Office gold this weekend with Sony Pictures' The Other Guys on-top with $35.7 million. The film of course also stars likable Mark Wahlberg and Samuel L. Jackson who might have had a hand in drawing movie-goers to the cinema. Expect equally big numbers from the studio again next weekend with Julia Roberts' Eat Pray Love.
The Other Guys handed Inception its first defeat after landing on-top for three consecutive weeks, with $18.2 million this week. To date it has made $228 million domestically.
Step Up 3-D debuts coincidentally in third spot, the third installment in its franchise with $15.3 million. Meanwhile Sony Pictures' Salt, which took in $11 million in its third week of release, just beating out the hot mess of a comedy Dinner for Schmucks, in fifth with $10.5 million.