- 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.

12. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Disney, $2,361,228, 1766 locations, $1,337 average, $57,062,845, four weeks.

13. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” Summit Entertainment, $2,290,262, 1704 locations, $1,344 average, $293,101,870, six weeks.

14. “Ramona and Beezus,” Fox, $1,617,123, 1478 locations, $1,094 average, $21,068,783, three weeks.

15. “The Last Airbender,” Paramount, $704,653, 639 locations, $1,103 average, $128,971,020, six weeks.

16. “The Karate Kid,” Sony, $612,692, 442 locations, $1,386 average, $173,883,702, nine weeks.

17. “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” Music Box, $471,459, 178 locations, $2,649 average, $4,562,822, five weeks.

18. “Predators,” Fox, $443,645, 454 locations, $977 average, $50,497,643, five weeks.

19. “Shrek Forever After,” Paramount, $434,225, 308 locations, $1,410 average, $236,554,025, 12 weeks.

20. “Middle Men,” Paramount, $325,641, 252 locations, $1,292 average, $325,641, one week.





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.

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