BOX OFFICE: 'Despicable Me' still strong; 'Inception' wins weekend
"Despicable Me" continues to draw the masses to its minions.
The animated film, which won last weekend in its debut, held on to 42 percent of its audience to gross $32.7-million and finish second this weekend, according to early studio estimates. After 10 days, the film has grossed at $118 million domestically.
Another animated film, "Toy Story 3," dropped off 44 percent to gross nearly $12 million. Pixar's highest-grossing film has now made $363 million domestically.
In its debut, the glowingly reviewed "Inception" -- Christopher Nolan's mind-bending film starring Leonardo DiCaprio -- won the weekend by raking in $60.4 million.
The film was marketed largely on the draw of Nolan, who of course directed the box-office record-setter "The Dark Knight" and "Batman Begins."
The weekend's other big new film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel) made just $17.4 million for the weekend -- and $24 million since its Wednesday debut -- to finish third.
Final box-office numbers are expected Monday afternoon.
| July 18, 2010; 12:53 PM ET
Categories: The Holly Word | Tags: Despicable Me, Toy Story 3
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