2. “Salt” ($12.7 million)
3. “Despicable Me” ($7.3 million)
4. “Ramona and Beezus” ($3 million)
5. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” ($2.95 million)
Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” continues to dream big as the latest Warner Bros. blockbuster once again topped the box office charts on Friday. Indeed, the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring action thriller proved to be too much to handle for Angelina Jolie’s “Salt.”
Thanks to the $13.2 million earned on Friday, “Inception” has now amassed a worldwide total worth $129.8 million. With the weekend far from over, it’s likely that Nolan’s latest will win back its $160 million production budget in short time. If nothing else, the surrealist thriller’s second Friday victory proves that “Inception” has legs beyond its opening weekend.
Although it wound up finishing just shy of first place, Angelina Jolie’s “Salt” was less than $1 million behind “Inception” on Friday. With the numbers so close, it’s entirely possible that the spy thriller could finish the weekend on top of the box office, despite receiving lukewarm critical reception.
“Despicable Me” continued its strong path of despicable destruction with $7.3 million earned on Friday, bringing the supervillain film’s worldwide tally to $156.9 million.
Fourth and fifth place was a neck and neck battle between newcomer “Ramona and Beezus” and last week’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” with Nicolas Cage’s magical adventure losing that battle by only a few thousand dollars.
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