“Inception” Box Office Numbers Exceed Expectations

The box office totals of the Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer Inception exceeded expectations as it got the highest opening this year for a non-sequel or remake.

After Christopher Nolan’s movie reached up to $21 million on opening day, projections for the weekend went as high as $55 million. The Inception box office win was not surprising, yet the numbers exceeded many projections.

Inception box office may be challenged, though, by another espionage thriller with a major star: Salt starring Angelina Jolie.

A big drop-off can still be avoided for the film in the coming weeks. Movies like The Dark Knight and Avatar, for instance, were both massive hits in the box office. Mostly because of word-of-mouth.