For the first weekend this summer a kids film cannot top the box office as new release ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ manages to take in only $17.3 million!
After a long summer of vampires, cartoons, and karate kids topping the box office an adult film is finally back on top as the Leonardo DiCaprio led Inception ruled the box office in its first week out! Our sister site Deadline Hollywood reports that the film made a cool $60.4 million, making it Leonardo’s most successful opening weekend ever. Wow!
In second was last week’s champ Despicable Me with $32.7 million, making it yet another of the children’s flicks to cross the $100 million mark at the summer box office. In third was the new Nicolas Cage film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice which managed to make only $17.3 million. Ouch!
Rounding out the top five were Twilight Saga: Eclipse, a small independent film about vampires, werewolves, and the women that love them, and this summer’s current box office leader Toy Story 3 which has now made a grand total of $362.7 million compared to Eclipse’s $264.9 million. The race is on!