Inception clings on to top spot in 2nd week

MUMBAI: Down by a mere 15 per cent on the weekend, Warner Bros‘ Inception stuck to its top spot for the second consecutive week grossing $46.6 million from about 8,000 screens in 58 destinations.

Over a month, Christopher Nolan‘s sci-fi thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio drew a total foreign box-office revenue of $250 million, with $ 39.4 million from UK, $ 23.7 million from Japan,$ 4.5 million from 491 sites in Spain in the opening week and $ 2 million in Brazil from 312 locations.

Step Up 3D the third installment of the urban dance franchise released by Summit International and Universal Studios overseas played at 1,606 sites in 11 markets for an opening gross of $12.3 million.

Universal handled the Step Up 3D premieres in the UK with a gross of $3.2 million from 574 locations, in Australia it grossed $3 million from 288 spots and in New Zealand it roped in $312,000 from 57 sites.

Meanwhile, the weekend‘s No. 2 title, Pixar/Disney‘s Toy Story 3 in 3D drew $29.4 million in its latest round on the overseas circuit at 7,928 screens in 49 markets pushing its total foreign gross to $498.7 million.

No. 3 on the weekend, Sony‘s Salt opened at No. 1 in Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines and drew $16.9 million from 3,517 screens in 39 markets. The Cold War thriller starring Angelina Jolie made a total of $62.8 million since its foreign opening on 21 July.

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