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Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Review: Inception Performs Huge Extraction!

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The summer's most anticipated film, Inception, over-performed at the box office to the tune of $60.4M to easily win the weekend box-office crown. While Nolan's dreamy action flick gets very wobbly in its last act, it is still the best big-budget movie of the summer season (mainly because of the great Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Last week's winner, Despicable Me, had a strong second weekend, piling on an additional $32.7M ($118.3M). The same can't be said for The Sorcerer's Apprentice which debuted to an expectedly weak $17.3M.

The rest of the top 10 was populated by the okay Twilight Self-Proclaimed "Saga": Eclipse ($13.5M | $264.9M), the amazing Toy Story 3 ($11.7M | $362.7M), the awful Grown Ups ($10M | $129.2M), the pathetic Avatar: The Last Airbender ($7.4M | $114.8M), the fun Predators ($6.8M | $40M), the jaunty Knight & Day ($3.7M | $69.2M) and the moribund Kung Fu Kid ($2.2M | $169.2M). In the limited release crowd, Kisses had a decent opening ($7300 per theater) while Standing Ovation was just a complete disaster ($579).