Box Office Review: America Still Dreaming!

For a third consecutive weekend, Inception ruled the box office. The twisty thriller brought in $27.5M ($193.3M) to easily top the unbelievably horrible Dinner with Schmucks ($23.3M). Salt enjoyed a solid second week ($19.2M | $70.8M) while Despicable Me ($15.5M | $190.3M) continued to print money. Newcomer Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Pussy Galore ($12.5M) rounded out the top 5.

Charlie St. Cloud disappointed in its opening weekend ($12.1M). After that it was the fantastic Toy Story 3 ($5M | $389.6M), the terrible Grown Ups ($4.5M | $150.7M), the weird Sorcerer's Apprentice ($4.3M | $51.8M) and the bloated Twilight: Eclipse ($3.9M | $288.2M). In limited release, the wonderful Get Low enjoyed a great debut ($22,275 per theater). The Concert ($10,500) and Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Girl Banger ($10,000) also did well. The Dry Land, however, was awful ($1500).