‘Inception’ lingers at No. 1 with $42.7M weekend

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio’s thriller “Inception” held on to the top berth at the weekend box office with $42.9 million, while Angelina Jolie’s spy caper “Salt” debuted a solid No. 2 with $36 million.

The top 10 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Inception,” Warner Bros., $42,725,012, 3,792 locations, $11,267 average, $142,883,424, two weeks.

2. “Salt,” Sony, $36,011,243, 3,612 locations, $9,970 average, $36,011,243, one week.

3. “Despicable Me,” Universal, $23,689,060, 3,600 locations, $6,580 average, $161,289,905, three weeks.

4. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Disney, $9,651,495, 3,504 locations, $2,754 average, $42,609,020, two weeks.

5. “Toy Story 3,” Disney, $8,917,512, 2,766 locations, $3,224 average, $379,416,551, six weeks.

6. “Ramona and Beezus,” Fox, $7,810,481, 2,719 locations, $2,873 average, $7,810,481, one week.

7. “Grown Ups,” Sony, $7,428,742, 2,859 locations, $2,598 average, $142,240,828, five weeks.

8. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” Summit, $7,186,170, 3,121 locations, $2,303 average, $279,827,262, four weeks.

9. “The Last Airbender,” Paramount, $4,217,021, 2,127 locations, $1,983 average, $123,308,790, four weeks.

10. “Predators,” Fox, $3,120,656, 1,846 locations, $1,690 average, $46,839,081, three weeks.





Universal Pictures and Focus Features are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount and Paramount Vantage are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney’s parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue Pictures is owned by Relativity Media LLC; Overture Films is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp.