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Box Office Review: It's the The Other Guys!
As expected, The Other Guys knocked off reigning champ Inception this weekend to top the box office race. The fourth collaboration between Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay tallied $35.6M to almost double the take of the dreamy thriller ($18.6M | $227.7M). The loss of the ultra-hot Brianna Evigan spelled doom for Step 3-D which earned a disappointing $15.5M. That was still enough to beat Salt ($11.1M | $91.9M) and the depressingly bad Dinner for Schmucks ($10.5M | $46.7M).
Steve Carrell is enjoying much more critical and box-office success with the funny Despicable Me ($9.4M | $209.4M). After that it was the needless Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Pussy Galore ($6.9M | $26.4M), the silly Charlie St. Cloud ($4.7M | $23.5M), the amazing Toy Story 3 ($3M | $396.3M) and the fantastic The Kids Are All Right ($2.6M | $14M). In the limited release crowd, Lebanon ($8,350 per theater), The Wildest Dream ($5,383) and Flipped ($5,200) had okay debuts while The Middle Men ($1,210) and Twelve ($463) bombed.