“Inception” Estimated $55 million for the weekend .
“Inception” took in $21.3 million on its first Friday at the box office, with an estimated $3 million chunk earned from midnight screenings. With its impressive cast list, top secret premise and the golden reputation of “The Dark Knight” director Nolan to its name, “Inception” is well on target for a weekend worth $55 million. Given the positive word of mouth, the film could maintain box office dominance for several weeks to come.
Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud‘s Despicable Me, featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Julie Andrews, Miranda Cosgrove, and others, was the no. 1 movie at the North American box office on Thursday, July 15. That may well have been its last time at the top, as Christopher Nolan‘s Inception opened today to solid business.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Berenger, Ken Watanabe, and Michael Caine, Inception grossed an estimated $18m-$20m on Friday according to Deadline.com.