As expected, Inception crossed the $200M mark in domestic box office yesterday, its 19th day of release. The film took in an estimated $4.115 million, pushing its domestic cume to $201.718 million. With foreign receipts at an estimated $171.5 million, the $160M-budgeted action/thriller now stands at an impressive $373.218 million worldwide.
The film has also passed “Batman Begins” to become director Christopher Nolan’s 2nd highest grossing film ever in worldwide box office ($373.218M to $372.71M). Inception will pass ‘Begins’ by no later than Thursday in domestic gross (‘Begins’ grossed $205.344M domestically).
Inception is also lead star Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2nd best performance at the box office: ahead of “Catch Me If You Can” ($164.615M domestic / $352.114M worldwide) but obviously well below “Titanic” ($600.788M domestic / $1.843B worldwide).
Domestically, Inception is the year’s 7th highest grossing film and Warner Brothers best thus far (well ahead of “Clash of the Titans” which grossed $163.215 million domestically).
Source: Box Office Mojo