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Star Trek, Inception and Fast Five returning to AMC IMAX theaters for one week for only $7

For one week only, IMAX will partner with AMC theaters to present Star Trek, Inception and Fast Five at a discounted rate of $7.

The three movies will begin filming starting today Friday, September 30 and will run through Thursday, October 6. Go to for more details and to buy tickets.

Star Trek […]

83rd Academy Awards Nominations Announced

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced today, and The King’s Speech came out on top with the most with 12. True Grit was close behind with 10 nominations, followed by Inception and The Social Network with eight each.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Strong start for The Other Guys with $35.5M opening; Inception beats Step Up 3D for 2nd place ($18.5M to $15.8M) [UPDATED]

Update: Article updated with final actual numbers.

The Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy The Other Guys opened in a solid 1st place for the weekend with $35.543 million. The film doubled-up its nearest competition, with Inception taking 2nd place with $18.505 million ($227.638 million cume) followed by Step Up 3D which debuted in 3rd place […]

Inception passes $200M domestically; Closing in on $400M worldwide

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 […]

Inception tops box office for 3rd consecutive weekend; Dinner for Schmucks 2nd [UPDATED]

Update: Article updated with final actuals

The Christopher Nolan-directed / Leonardo DiCaprio thriller Inception took first place at the box office for a third consecutive week, taking in$27.483 million from 3,545 theaters ($193.314M cume). The film will cross the $200M mark on Tuesday.

Dinner for Schmucks opened in 2nd place with $23.528 million, but […]

Dinner For Schmucks narrowly beats Inception in Friday box office; Inception expected to carry weekened again; Charlie St. Cloud 4th; Cats & Dogs 6th

The Steve Carell/Paul Rudd comedy Dinner For Schmucks managed to gross just slightly more than Inception on Friday, taking in an estimated $8.4 million to Inception‘s $8.15 million (est. $173.978M cume). However, Inception is expected to carry the weekend with between $25-27 million. That would mean yet another sub 40% drop. Very, very impressive.  […]

Inception passes $150M; Approaching $250M worldwide

Christopher Nolan’s Inception crossed the $150 million mark on Tuesday (#1 – $6.068M) and now stands at $155.017 million through just 12 days of release. Estimated foreign cume is at $85.7 million putting its worldwide cume at an impressive $240.717 million (The film has a staggered foreign release, opening in most markets over the […]

Warner Brothers passes $1B in box office; 3rd studio this year

Warner Brothers joins Paramount and 20th Century Fox as the third studio to reach the $1B mark in domestic box office. Inception pushed the studio over the top and this year makes 10 consecutive years at more than $1B, a record for any studio.

WB’s highest-grossing title this year is Clash of the Titans […]

Weekend Box Office: Inception #1 again with $42.7M; Salt a strong #2 with $36.0M [UPDATED]

Update: Article updated with weekend actuals.

Christopher Nolan’s Inception held onto the top spot this weekend with an impressive $42.725 million from 3,792 theaters. The film was down just 32% from the weekend prior, an incredible hold for a summer action film and another sign that points to continued strong legs for this […]

DiCaprio’s Inception holds off Jolie’s Salt — $13.2M to $12.7M — in Friday box office

Angelina Jolie’s Salt put up a strong showing against the Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer Inception, but in the end it was the Christopher Nolan-directed spectacle that took the #1 spot on Friday. Inception grossed an estimated $13.23 million from 3,792 theaters, down only 39% from its week-ago opening and pushing its 8-day cume to a strong est. […]

Inception crosses $100M domestically

Inception crossed the $100 million mark (est. $100.155M) in domestic box office yesterday, its seventh day of release. The Christopher Nolan-helmed thriller has held up very well over the course of the week with only single digit declines on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (estimate) after posting a very strong $10.185M Monday after its impressive […]

Inception leads weekend with impressive $62.8M; ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ disappoints with $17.6M ($24.7M cume) [UPDATED]

Christopher Nolan’s Inception got off to a rocking start, earning $62.785 million Fri-Sun from 3,792 theaters (including a record 197 IMAX theaters which contributed an incredible $7 million–a record for an IMAX 2D title). Comparing these actuals to the studio estimates, the film was underestimated by about 4%. The debut marks star Leonardo DiCaprio’s best opening ever, eclipsing the $41.062 million opening of February’s “Shutter Island” and Nolan’s 2nd best ever (behind, of course, the $158.412M opening of “The Dark Knight”). Friday-Saturday-Sunday breakdown:

  • Friday: $21.782 million (including $3M from midnight showings)
  • Saturday: $21.792 million (+0.0%)
  • Sunday: $19.211 million (-11.8%)

Produced on a budget of $160 million, Warner Brothers took a risk with Inception, trusting that a summer audience usually in the mood for your typical Popcorn action movie would instead gravitate towards a project with such a high level of complexity. That risk payed off, as the studio was rewarded with the 2nd biggest July launch ever for an original film (behind 2008’s “Hancock”) and best-ever July non-Holiday launch for an original film.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, meanwhile, opened to a disappointing $17.62 million for Disney ($24.708M 5-day cume). The very expensive Nicolas Cage-starrer ($150 million) marks the second major disappointment for producer Jerry Bruckheimer after May’s $200M-budgeted Prince of Persia (although that film has managed to do well overseas to the cume of $325.398M worldwide). More analysis after the jump.

Continue reading Inception leads weekend with impressive $62.8M; ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ disappoints with $17.6M ($24.7M cume) [UPDATED]