The Other Guys put a sleeper hold on Inception at the weekend box office, knocking the dreamy thriller out of first place after a three week run at the top.

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in THE OTHER GUYS

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in THE OTHER GUYS

The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, opened this weekend with an estimated $35.6 million in ticket sales. Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, fell to second place with $18.6 million with a total of $227.7 million earned so far in the U.S. and Canada.

Rounding out the top five at the weekend box office were Step Up 3D with $15.5 million, Angelina Jolie‘s Salt with $11.1 million and Dinner for Schmucks at $10.5 million.

Inception still remained the number one box office film abroad over the weekend, bringing the film’s international earnings to an estimated $250 million so far.

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