It was another enthusiastic reception for Inception.

inception4 Inception Holds Off Salt for Box Office Top BillingKYW’s Bill Wine reports that Inception, a dream-saturated thriller fronted by Leonardo Di Caprio (right), finished first at the box office for a second straight weekend by earning over $43-million, according to studio estimates.

That kept it ahead of the new action thriller, Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, which took in over $36-million over its debut weekend for a solid second-place finish.

The holdover animated comedy, Despicable Me, placed third with $24-million.

The weekend’s other new mainstream release, the new family comedy, Ramona and Beezus, earned a modest $8-million, good for sixth place.

Overall, it was another active weekend, with industry-wide totals modestly ahead of last year’s pace.

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