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'Inception' Exceeds Expectations

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LOS ANGELES — Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception" awakened the box office with a $62.8 million opening weekend.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Inception," Warner Bros., $62,785,337, 3,792 locations, $16,557 average, $62,785,337, one week.

2. "Despicable Me," Universal, $32,803,660, 3,501 locations, $9,370 average, $118,434,555, two weeks.

3. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," Disney, $17,619,622, 3,504 locations, $5,028 average, $24,708,059, one week.

4. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," Summit, $13,420,480, 4,001 locations, $3,354 average, $264,791,897, three weeks.

5. "Toy Story 3," Disney, $11,998,276, 3,177 locations, $3,777 average, $362,965,378, five weeks.

6. "Grown Ups," Sony, $9,911,016, 3,074 locations, $3,224 average, $129,165,357, four weeks.

7. "The Last Airbender," Paramount, $7,755,153, 2,805 locations, $2,765 average, $115,138,607, three weeks.

8. "Predators," Fox, $7,016,502, 2,669 locations, $2,629 average, $40,300,543, two weeks.

9. "Knight and Day," Fox, $3,608,021, 1,925 locations, $1,874 average, $69,117,400, four weeks.

10. "The Karate Kid," Sony, $2,288,707, 1,532 locations, $1,494 average, $169,290,675, six weeks.

11. "Cyrus," Fox Searchlight, $1,093,313, 446 locations, $2,451 average, $5,084,186, five weeks.

12. "The Kids Are All Right," Focus, $1,064,359, 38 locations, $28,009 average, $1,813,866, two weeks.

13. "The Girl Who Played With Fire," Music Box, $679,533, 139 locations, $4,889 average, $2,018,291, two weeks.

14. "Iron Man 2," Paramount, $561,740, 362 locations, $1,552 average, $310,018,590, 11 weeks.

15. "The A-Team," Fox, $461,023, 428 locations, $1,077 average, $75,207,206, six weeks.

16. "I Am Love," Magnolia, $415,112, 140 locations, $2,965 average, $2,662,051, five weeks.

17. "Winter's Bone," Roadside Attractions, $347,380, 21 locations, $16,542 average, $3,064,052, six weeks.

18. "Standing Ovation," Rocky Mountain Pictures, $343,125, 625 locations, $549 average, $343,125, one week.

19. "Get Him to the Greek," Universal, $294,175, 287 locations, $1,025 average, $60,129,930, seven weeks.

20. "Hubble 3D," Warner Bros., $285,273, 53 locations, $5,383 average, $10,855,247, 18 weeks.

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Universal Pictures and Focus Features are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount and Paramount Vantage are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue Pictures is owned by Relativity Media LLC; Overture Films is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp.