The Box-Office Top Five
#1 "The Other Guys" ($35.6 million)
#2 "Inception" ($18.6 million)
#3 "Step Up 3-D" ($15.5 million)
#4 "Salt" ($11.1 million)
#5 "Dinner for Schmucks" ($10.5 million)
The dream is over, as Christopher Nolan's
Starring an A-List crew of comedians and action stars including Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, "The Other Guys" easily took first place in its first weekend in theaters with a $35.6 million debut, marking yet another successful endeavor from frequent collaborators Ferrell and director Adam McKay. Additionally, the strong debut for "The Other Guys" demonstrates that both Ferrell and Wahlberg still have major box-office appeal, a notion that was in doubt after recent outings from Ferrell ("Land of the Lost" and Wahlberg ("Max Payne") fell short of expectations.
Despite slipping from the top spot for the first time since its debut, the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring "Inception" remained a strong contender at the box office this weekend, settling for second place with $18.6 million. The high-concept action flick has amassed $227.7 million at the domestic box office since opening four weeks ago.
Fourth and fifth place belonged to the Angelina Jolie-starring
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