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FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: Audiences Go For ‘The Other Guys’

The Other Guys had a very strong debut, taking the spot with $35.6M. Will Ferrell‘s decision to team up with Adam Mckay, the collaborator on his previous hits Talladega Nights and Anchorman payed off big time. Not only was the movie an audience favorite it received unanimously positive reviews from critics, with most singling both Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg for praise for their performances. After holding on to the top spot three weeks in a row Christopher Nolan‘s Inception finally showed signs of cooling down.

The LA Times recently wrote about what they dubbed the Inception “backlash.” The mind bending drama opened to exultant reviews from critics and a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Later reviews have been lukewarm to negative, dropping its rating to 83%. Coming in third place, Step-up 3-D did well, considering the competition. It may not be a blockbuster hit, but it should have no trouble recouping costs with its modest $30M budget.

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1. The Other Guys (Columbia) $35.6M

2. Inception (Warner Bros.) $18.8M, Cume $228M

3. Step Up 3D (Summit) $15.5M

4. Salt (Columbia) $11.1M, Cume $92M

5. Dinner for Schmucks (Paramount) $10.5M, Cume $46.7M

6. Despicable Me (Universal) $9.44M, Cume $209M

7. Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (CD2 Films) $6.91M, Cume $21.4M

8. Charlie St. Cloud (Universal) $4.7M, Cume $27.3M

9. Toy Story 3 (Pixar) $3.05M, Cume $396M

10. The Kids Are Allright (Focus) $2.61M, $14M

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*Bold indicates the weekend’s new releases.
Source: Box Office Mojo

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