Looks like Christopher Nolan‘s big summer release Inception, which by far tops all the other actions films you’ll see this summer (despite my complaints about it), has managed to come in at #1, but with a much lower number than Warner Brothers was probably hoping for with one of the top grossing directors EVER behind the camera. This proves once again that audiences care more about going to see a film they think they know (ie Batman) than something that sounds a bit confusing. Come on people! Sorry, I’m just pissed because I just lost a bet — I was sure it would open over $80 mill.

What’s worse than that is the summer Disney is having with their action films, first Prince of Persia and now The Sorcerer’s Apprentice — despite being solid action films for the PG generation they both have fallen extremely short of expectations, especially when you see their massive budgets. I predict – more animations in their future!

Check out the numbers below…

  1. Inception | New | WB | Weekend Gross $60,400,000 | Average Gross Per Theater $15,928 | Total Gross $60,400,0000 | Total Budget $160 | 1 Week in Theaters
  2. Despicable Me | Last Week #1 | Uni. | Weekend Gross $32,734,000 | Average Gross Per Theater $9,350 | Total Gross $118,365,0000 | Total Budget $69 | Weeks in Theaters 2
  3. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice | New | BV | Weekend Gross $17,373,000 | Average Gross Per Theater $4,958 | Total Gross $24,461,0000 | Total Budget $150 | 1 Week in Theaters
  4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse | Last Week #2 | Sum. | Weekend Gross $13,500,000 | Average Gross Per Theater $3,374 | Total Gross $264,900,0000 | Total Budget $68 | Weeks in Theaters 3
  5. Toy Story 3 | Last Week #4 | BV | Weekend Gross $11,742,000 | Average Gross Per Theater $3,696 | Total Gross $362,709,0000 | Total Budget $200 | Weeks in Theaters 5
  6. Grown Ups | Last Week #6 | Sony | Weekend Gross $10,000,000 | Average Gross Per Theater $3,253 | Total Gross $129,254,0000 | Total Budget $80 | Weeks in Theaters 4
  7. The Last Airbender | Last Week #5 | Par. | Weekend Gross $7,450,000 | Average Gross Per Theater $2,656 | Total Gross $114,833,0000 | Total Budget $150 | Weeks in Theaters 3
  8. Predators | Last Week #3 | Fox | Weekend Gross $6,800,000 | Average Gross Per Theater $2,548 | Total Gross $40,084,0000 | Total Budget $40 | Weeks in Theaters 2
  9. Knight & Day | Last Week #7 | Fox | Weekend Gross $3,700,000 | Average Gross Per Theater $1,922 | Total Gross $69,209,000 | Total Budget $117 | Weeks in Theaters 4
  10. The Karate Kid | Last Week #8 | Sony | Weekend Gross $2,200,000 | Average Gross Per Theater $1,436 | Total Gross $169,202,000 | Total Budget $40 | Weeks in Theaters 6