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Inception Holds Off Salt for Box Office Top Billing

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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