class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-29862″ title=”Leonardo DiCaprio – Inception” src=”” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />Christopher Nolan’s Inception has topped the US box office for the third week in a row, taking an estimated $27.5M, for a domestic total of $193.3M, whilst fending off competition from Salt, Dinner For Schmucks and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.

Dinner For Schmucks, the buddy comedy starring Paul Rudd and Steve Carell, opened at second place with a respectable $23.3M, while Angelina Jolie’s Bourne-esque Salt slipped to third, with $19.2M, bringing the domestic total to $70M.

Despicable Me continued to entertain audiences, bringing in an estimated $15.5M, dropping one place to fourth, while new release Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore failed to capture a decent audience, making a disappointing (for Warner Bros. at least) $12.5M.

Rounding off the top ten were Charlie St. Cloud ($12M), Toy Story 3 ($5M), Grown Ups ($4.5M), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice ($4.3M) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($3.9M).

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