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Salt spiced up the weekend box office, but it couldn't knock Inception from the top spot.
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With $43.5 million, Christopher Nolan
's mindbender stayed at No. 1 for the second week in a row, edging out Angelina Jolie
's spy caper, which drew $36.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo
, which only dropped 30 percent in its second weekend, now boasts a 10-day total of $143.7 million.
Following in third place with $24.1 million was Despicable Me
. The Steve Carell
animated comedy has grossed $161.7 million in three weeks.
Inception has $60.4 million dream weekend
The weekend's other new release, Ramona and Beezus
, debuted in sixth place with $8 million.
Rounding out the top 10 were: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
(No. 4, $9.7 million); Toy Story 3
(No. 5, $9 million); Grown Ups
(No. 7, $7.6 million); The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
(No. 8, $7 million); The Last Airbender
(No. 9, $4.1 million); and Predators
(No. 10, $2.8 million).