DiCaprio's movie tops US box office
Published 19/07/2010 | 13:07
Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Nolan's Inception is No 1 in the US.
The thriller about a team that sneaks into people's dreams opened big with 60.4 million dollars and a top spot finish at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
The movie is now Leonardo's biggest opening weekend, topping his previous best of 41.1 million dollars for Shutter Island.
But Inception falls far short of director Christopher Nolan's best - his Batman blockbuster, The Dark Knight, opened over the same weekend two years ago with a record 158.4 million dollars.
Slipping to second place with 32.7 million was the previous weekend's No 1 movie, Steve Carell's animated hit Despicable Me. The Universal release raised its 10-day total to 118.4 million dollars.
Disney's family adventure, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, opened at No 3 with 17.4 million dollars, lifting its total to 24.5 million since premiering on Wednesday.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday to Sunday at US and Canadian theatres are according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released on Monday.