The Other Guys knocks Inception from the top of the box office
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
INCEPTION continues to do incredible at the box office, but it was only a matter of time before it lost the #1 spot. It’s not surprising that THE OTHER GUYS had a successful opening, but it’s a little surprising how well it has been received by critics and audiences alike. The other new movie this weekend was STEP UP 3D, which did well enough for a third place opening. That may seem disappointing, but given the fact this movie was a punchline for most of the world, you can’t help but be impressed by the fact it managed a top five finish.
Next week is just a ridiculously packed weekend. EXPENDABLES, SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD and EAT, PRAY, LOVE all opening on the same weekend just doesn’t make sense to me. I see opening a Julia Roberts film opposite Sylvester Stallone or Michael Cera, but I don’t understand why EXPENDABLES is opening the same weekend as PILGRIM. Although they’re different movies for sure, they appeal to the same general audience and I think both films could have been helped by being released at least a week apart from each other.
1. The Other Guys $35.6 million
2. Inception $18.7 million
3. Step Up 3D $15.4 million
4. Salt $11 million
5. Dinner For Schmucks $10.5 million
6. Despicable Me 3D $8.9 million
7. Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore $7 million
8. Charlie St. Cloud $4.9 million
9. Toy Story 3 $3 million
10. Grown Ups $2.4 million