'Inception' ends its Number One run
Will Ferrell has knocked Leonardo diCaprio’s Inception off the top of the UK box office chart with his new film The Other Guys.
The film, a police parody with a budget of £56 million, made £22.3 million in its opening weekend, reports BBC News.
Ferrell made The Other Guys with frequent collaborator Adam McKay, with whom he created Anchorman and Stepbrothers. It was the second highest opening weekend for the pair, following the 2006 film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, which debuted with £30 million.
The film’s early success continues Sony Pictures summer run of box office success, with The Karate Kid, Salt and Grown Ups all performing strongly. The success of The Other Guys is partly attributed to Ferrell and co-star Mark Wahlberg’s willingness to do press for the film.
Rory Bruer, Sony‘s president of worldwide distribution, said Ferrell and McKay were “at the top of their game”, adding that “they bring out the best of each other”.
Ferrell recently spoke out on his disappointment at not being able to collaborate with McKay on a sequel to Anchorman.