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Finally a Good Adult Thriller: 'Inception' Rules Box Office

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It was no contest this weekend as Warner Bros. "Inception" walked away from the competition, raking in $60.4 million and became Leonardo DiCaprio's biggest opening weekend of his career.  
The mind-bending film is currently sitting at 84% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes. Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune said, "It's gratifying to experience a summer movie with large visual ambitions and with nothing more or less on its mind than (as Shakespeare said) a dream that hath no bottom."
Second place went to last week's hit, "Despicable Me" making a little more than half of what Inception brought in. The other opener this week, Disney's "The Sorcer's Apprentice" came in a disappointing third. 
Biggest loser of the week goes to "Predators" which fell 72% from its opening day totals to fall from 3rd to 8th place. And falling out of the chart entirely was "Cyrus" and "The A-Team."
Here's the top ten according to studio estimates released on Sunday

 

1 (new) Inception $60,400,000
2 (1) Despicable Me $32,734,350 
3 (new) The Sorcerer's Apprentice $17,373,000 
4 (2) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $13,497,000 
5 (4) Toy Story 3 $11,742,000 
6 (6) Grown Ups  $10,000,000
7 (5) The Last Airbender $7,450,000
8 (3) Predators $6,800,000
9 (7) Knight and Day $3,700,000
10 (8) The Karate Kid $2,200,000