- Associated Press - Monday, August 9, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The dream is over for “Inception,” which finally lost the No. 1 spot at the box office to “The Other Guys” after three weeks on top.

A buddy-cop comedy from Sony starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, “The Other Guys” earned $35.5 million in its opening weekend, according to final studio figures Monday. Warner Bros.‘ “Inception” fell to No. 2 with $18.5 million; it’s now made $227.6 million since it debuted on July 16.

The week’s other new wide release, the dance sequel “Step Up 3-D” from Disney and Summit Entertainment, opened in third place with $15.8 million.

The top 20 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. “The Other Guys,” Sony, $35,543,162, 3651 locations, $9,735 average, $35,543,162, one week.

2. “Inception,” Warner Bros., $18,505,470, 3418 locations, $5,414 average, $227,637,569, four weeks.

3. “Step Up 3-D,” Disney/Summit Entertainment, $15,812,311, 2435 locations, $6,494 average, $15,812,311, one week.

4. “Salt,” Sony, $10,908,204, 3317 locations, $3,289 average, $91,788,345, three weeks.

5. “Dinner for Schmucks,” Paramount, $10,375,397, 3004 locations, $3,454 average, $46,620,949, two weeks.

6. “Despicable Me,” Universal, $9,283,360, 3413 locations, $2,720 average, $209,287,345, five weeks.

7. “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” Warner Bros., $6,902,116, 3705 locations, $1,863 average, $26,428,266, two weeks.

8. “Charlie St. Cloud,” Universal, $4,700,490, 2725 locations, $1,725 average, $23,496,620, two weeks.

9. “Toy Story 3,” Disney, $3,119,088, 1714 locations, $1,820 average, $396,387,342, eight weeks.

10. “The Kids Are All Right,” Focus, $2,597,177, 994 locations, $2,613 average, $14,040,182, five weeks.

11. “Grown Ups,” Sony, $2,407,379, 1769 locations, $1,361 average, $155,670,603, seven weeks.

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