Leonardo di Caprio thriller Inception has held off competition from several new releases to stay top of the US box office for the third week running.
The film made $27.5m (£17.4m) over the weekend according to studio estimates, bringing its domestic total to $193.3m (£122.4m).
Steve Carrell comedy Dinner for Schmucks was the highest new entry at number two.
Action film Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, slipped one place to three.
Despicable Me, an animation also featuring Steve Carrell, was at number four with takings of $15.5m (£9.8m).
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