The Other Guys bump Inception from top of U.S. box office

Director Adam McKay’s police spoof, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, raked in the cash in its first weekend on release (06-08Aug10), ending Inception’s three-week reign.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s dream thriller slips into second place with $18.6 million (£12.4 million), taking its total gross from the North American market to $227.7 million (£151.8 million).

Dance movie Step Up 3D is new at three with $15.5 million (£10.3 million), while action thriller Salt and comedy Dinner for Schmucks round out the top five in fourth and fifth place, respectively.