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'Inception' opens in top spot at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Nolan's "Inception" opened big at the weekend box office with $60.4 million.

The action tale about a team that sneaks into people's dreams is DiCaprio's biggest opening weekend, topping his previous best of $41.1 million for last winter's "Shutter Island."

Director Christopher Nolan also directed the Batman blockbuster "The Dark Knight," which opened over the same weekend two years ago with a record $158.4 million.

Slipping to second place was the animated movie "Despicable Me."

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