Thursday Box Office: ‘Despicable Me’ Crosses $200 Million

Inception movie poster 2010Thursday Daily Box Office Rally

First Place – Director Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception‘ took down $3.6 million on Thursday, giving the brainy thriller a cumulative gross of just over $209 million since its debut some 3 weeks ago.  ‘Inception’ has beat all estimates to stay at number one for 20 of the 21 days since its release. 

Second Place – The Jay Roach comedy ‘Dinner For Schmucks‘ held strong in second place yesterday with $2.7 million, nearing its first full week in theaters with over $36 million at the box office.  The American remake of French film ‘Le Diner de Cons‘ stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, along with Zach Galifianakis and Jemaine Clement. 

Third Place – ‘Despicable Me‘ made waves yesterday, nabbing another $2.3 million at the box office to cross the vaunted $200 million mark for its cumulative gross.  The computer-animated children’s film once again edged out ‘Salt’ for third place, with the Angelina Jolie spy thriller earning a close $2.2 million.

Daily Box Office Top 12 Movies for Thursday, August 5, 2010:

Movie Title Thursday Gross Theatres Per-Theatre Average Domestic Total
1.   Inception $3.62M 3,545 $1,021 $209.13M
2.   Dinner For Schmucks $2.74M 2,911 $942 $36.25M
3.   Despicable Me

$2.31M 3,602 $640 $200.01M
4.   Salt

$2.2M 3,612 $610 $80.88M
5.   Cats & Dogs: Revenge of

      Kitty Galore

$1.67M 3,705

$450 $19.53M
6.   Charlie St. Cloud $1.35 2,718

$495 $18.8M
7.   Toy Story 3 $833k 2,105 $396 $393.27M
8.   Ramona and Beezus $743k 2,719 $273 $19.45M
9.   The Sorcerer’s Apprentice $629k 2,524 $249 $54.7M
10. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $624k 2,334 $267 $290.2M
11. Grown Ups $611k 2,269 $269 $153.26M
12. The Kids Are All Right $432k 847 $510 $11.44M

*Thursday daily box office numbers provided by Box Office.

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