‘Inception’ Rakes $60 Million in Opening Weekend

Inception_posterIt’s a feat that can be boasted by one of the few summer films that tells an original story and not shown in 3D. Christopher Nolan‘s science action film Inception took in 60.4 million dollars on its opening weekend.

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a father longing to be reunited with his children and who specializes in subconscious security. It has received generally positive reviews.

Nolan’s latest film scored a B+ rating in CinemaScore. It is scheduled to be released in IMAX theaters for the rest of the summer even though it is not a 3D movie. The film budget is 160 million dollars.

Landing on the second spot is last week’s front-runner Despicable Me with 32.7 million dollars while newcomer The Sorcerer’s Apprentice only took 17.3 million dollars which is enough for third place. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is in fourth while Toy Story 3 rounds up the top five.

Incidentally, Apprentice, which starred Nicholas Cage, also scored a B+ rating but, as shown in the figures above, is failing to attract moviegoers. It has a budget of 150 million dollars.