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‘The Other Guys’ Takes No.1 Spot From Long-Runner ‘Inception’

Sony Pictures’ new cop comedy “The Other Guys" sold nearly $35.6 million worth of tickets on its opening weekend, knocking off "Inception" to take the No. 1 spot, the film distributers said.


“The Other Guys,” which stars Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg, gave Ferrell his second biggest opening weekend ever. It also resulted in another strong showing for the movies he's made with his frequent collaborator, writer-director Adam McKay. Their biggest opening was "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," which debuted at No. 1 with $47 million in 2006.


Wahlberg, on the other hand, has kept a rare foray into comedy, but achieved his best opening since 2001's "Planet of the Apes” which engrossed $68.5 million.


After three weekends at No. 1, Leonardo DiCaprio’s dreams thriller "Inception" slipped to No. 2 with $18.6 million, making a total for the Warner Bros. hit release up to $227.7 million after four weekends of its debut on July 16.


In the movie, Ferrell plays a nerdy New York police detective who'd rather solve crimes from his desk than run into danger on the streets. Wahlberg is his hot-tempered partner who's desperate for action. The supporting cast includes Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson.


The other new movie opening this weekend, the dance sequel "Step Up 3-D" from Disney and Summit Entertainment came in third place with $15.5 million.


The Top 10 Movies for the weekend of August 6, 2010:


1. "The Other Guys," $35.6 million.


2. "Inception," $18.6 million.


3. "Step Up 3-D," $15.5 million.


4. "Salt," $11.1 million.


5. "Dinner for Schmucks," $10.5 million.


6. "Despicable Me," $9.4 million.


7. "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," $6.9 million.


8. “Charlie St. Cloud,” $4.7 million.


9. "Toy Story 3," $3 million.


10."The Kids Are All Right," $2.6 million.


 

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