Nicole Sperling
August 07, 2010 AT 04:01 PM EDT

Image Credit: Macall PolayWill Ferrell is back and audiences are loving it. The Saturday Night Live alum’s pairing with Mark Wahlberg has proved to be a very successful combination, as The Other Guys scores a $13 million Friday, knocking Inception off the top spot for the first time in four weeks. The PG-13 buddy comedy directed by Adam McKay could reap $35-$36 million over the weekend, marking Ferrell’s second highest-grossing opening ever behind Talladega Nights in 2006.

Inception continues its incredible run, dropping only 31 percent from last Friday for another $5 million and a likely weekend take of $19 million. Launching the third iteration of Step Up in 3-D did little to boost the franchise. With a bit over $6 million on Friday, the Disney release is not expected to make much more than $16 million over the three-day frame, less than its last two predecessors.

Spot four is looking like a three-way race between Salt, Despicable Me, and Dinner for Schmucks. All three earned around $3.3 million on Friday night for a weekend that will be in the $10 million range. It seems Schmucks was the one movie hit the hardest by The Other Guys, down some 59 percent from its opening weekend.

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