Audiences continued to embrace Inception this past weekend, as the Christopher Nolan movie dropped only 30% from its opening weekend, and earned an additional $45 Million at the box office. This bodes very well for the film, which now looks poised to enjoy some staying power at the box office. The cerebral caper has a ten day total of over $143 Million.
Salt proved to be a solid number two film, earning $36.5 Million, with a per screen average of around $10,000. Despicable Me continues to delight audiences, as the film only dropped 26% in its third week, making over $24 Million. The movie has now made over $161 Million in its three week run.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice added almost another $10 Million to its two week total, and came in at number four for the weekend. Holdover Toy Story 3 came in at number five with $9 Million.
Newcomer Ramona and Beezus failed to crack the top five, coming in at number six. The g-rated flick only made about $8 Million, but it should be noted that it only opened on about 2,700 screens. The film reportedly only cost around $15 Million to make, so it should have no problem making a profit.
Indie film The Kids Are All Right continues to have a strong per screen average. This week it averaged over $13,000 on just over 200 screens.