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Box Office Review: Inception is a Dream!

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In a box-office landscape where week-over-week drops of 50% are considered pretty good, Inception's staggeringly small 31% dip looks downright amazing. The Chris Nolan dreamscape tallied $43.5M ($143.6M) to easily dispatch the weekend's big newcomer, Salt ($36.5M). The sly Despicable Me continues to chug along ($24.1M | $161.7M), while the just plain bad Sorcerer's Apprentice ($9.6M | $42.6M) and the amazing Toy Story 3 ($9M | $379.5M) rounded out the top 5.

Kid flick Ramona and Beezus fell totally flat in its debut ($8M). After that it was the awful Grown Ups ($7.6M | $142.4M), the okay The So-Called Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($7M | $279.6M), the dreadful Avatar: The Last Airbender and Hopefully the Last M. Night Shmalashvas Movie ($4.1M | $123.2M) and the fun but could have been more violent Predators ($2.8M | $46.5M). The limited release cupboard was bare this weekend as only a re-issue of Orlando charted ($5700 per theater). Go Tilda!