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Box Office Review: It's the The Other Guys!

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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.