The dream is finally over for Christopher Nolan. Well, until Batman 3 comes out, anyway. On its fourth weekend of release Inception slipped to spot number two (weekend gross $18.6 million, total gross $227.7 million), overtaken by the buddy cop comedy The Other Guys ($35.6 million in its first weekend), starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. New release Step Up 3D came in at number three with a gross of $15.5 million, and Salt took number four, with a weekend gross of $11.1 million and a total gross of $91.9 million. Dinner for Schmucks, last week’s number two, fell to number five, with a weekend gross of $10.5 million and a total gross of $46.7 million.
Other new releases were Middle Men ($310,000), Flipped ($234,000), Twelve ($107,383), Cairo Time ($64,700), The Wildest Dream ($64,605), The Disappearance of Alice Creed ($50,000), Lebanon ($16,768) and La siciliana ribelle ($6,500).
Next weekend sees the release of The Expendables—you know, that movie that features just about every action star ever born?—Eat Pray Love, and director Edgar Wright’s follow up to Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Out in limited release are Animal Kingdom, Tales from Earthsea, Mesrine: Killer Instinct, Neshoba: The Price of Freedom, Peepli LIve and La Soga.