'Inception' Outclasses 'Schmucks' At Box Office

“Inception” is still kicking at the box office.

The mind-bending Warner Bros. thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio remained the No. 1 movie for the third-straight weekend with $27.5 million, bringing its total to $193.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Inception” edged out new releases “Dinner for Schmucks,” '‘Cats&Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” and “Charlie St. Cloud.”

”‘Inception’ has seeped into the cultural zeitgeist,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. “It’s something that everyone is talking about right now. When a movie is able to do that and something just clicks, it becomes a national — even an international — discussion, and it’s seemingly impervious to any of the newcomers.”

“Dinner for Schmucks,” the Paramount comedy starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd as unlikely dining companions, earned $23.3 million in the No. 2 position, while the Warner Bros. 3-D sequel “Cats&Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” fetched $12.5 million in the No. 5 spot. “Charlie St. Cloud,” the Universal Pictures drama starring Zac Efron, debuted at No. 6 with $12.1 million.

1. “Inception,” $27.5 million.

2. “Dinner for Schmucks,” $23.3 million.

3. “Salt,” $19.2 million.

4. “Despicable Me,” $15.5 million.

5. “Cats&Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” $12.5 million.

6. “Charlie St. Cloud,” $12.1 million.

7. “Toy Story 3,” $5 million.

8. “Grown Ups,” $4.5 million.

9. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” $4.3 million.

10.“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” $3.9 million.

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