Christopher Nolan’s Inception retains the top spot in this weekend’s box office over Salt. CNN reports:
Yay moviegoers! You are rewarding the best-reviewed movies of the summer with your pocketbooks.
While Angelina Jolie earned an estimated $36.5 million of your money this weekend for her taut actioner “Salt,” “Inception” was also a huge recipient of your cash falling only 31 percent its second weekend in theaters.
In fact the $43.5 million the movie earned put its total at $143.6 million for its first ten days in theaters. (In IMAX alone the film grossed $4.8 million.) “Despicable Me” also benefited from your discerning tastes, falling only 26 percent its third weekend in theaters for a total box office take of $161 million.
UPDATE: Additional coverage on this weekend’s box office:
Los Angeles Business: ‘Inception’ maintains top spot
The Mississauga News: Inception on top in IMAX theatres