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Box Office Breakdown: Dinner for Schmucks Comes Up Short

Dinner for Schmucks

Fans aren’t quite ready to wake up from the dream just yet.

Despite competition from Steve Carell, Zac Efron and cute animals, managed to continue its reign over the box office. The Christopher Nolan film - which is nearing the $200 million mark - added another $27.5 million to its total and became the third entry of the year to three-peat. (Alice in Wonderland and Shrek Forever After also had three wins under their belts.)

Warner Bros.’ win meant leftovers for . The Paramount comedy, which cost in the neighborhood of $60 million to produce, only brought $23.5 million to the table.

Meanwhile, narrowly beat out Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore for fifth place. The two entries were separated by approximately $100,000.

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  1. Inception, Warner Bros., $27,485,245 (avg. $7753)
  2. Dinner for Schmucks, Paramount, $23,527,839 (avg. $8082)
  3. Salt, Sony, $19,471,355 (avg. $5391)
  4. Despicable Me, Universal, $15,524,230 (avg. $4310)
  5. Charlie St. Cloud, Universal, $12,381,585 (avg. $4555)
  6. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Warner Bros., $12,279,363 (avg. $3314)
  7. Toy Story 3, Disney, $5,122,907 (avg. $2434)
  8. Grown Ups, Sony, $4,548,144 (avg. $2004)
  9. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Disney, $4,465,524 (avg. $1769)
  10. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Summit Entertainment, $4,014,953 (avg. $1720)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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