I woke up yesterday morning to loads of Twitter angst over the comparatively weak box office performance of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which I think is one of the only movies to become a cult hit before the cameras even rolled. But look. The movie (which is terrific, and has earned its praise) is aimed at a very specific audience, by definition limited. It has no brand name. No stars other than MIchael Cera -- whose presence does little to broaden the film's appeal, since his fans are the same people who were inclined to see it anyway. A very peculiar aesthetic. I think that an $11 million debut -- more than twice the opening weekend gross of either of Edgar Wright's similarly adored previous films -- is kind of a victory, the reported $60 million budget aside. I'm not sure what people expected.

On the other hand, everyone agrees that $35 million for Lionsgate's The Expendables is a victory. (Sylvester Stallone certainly does, as evidenced by his comments in a fawning Hollywood Reporter interview.) Not sure how much of that is nostalgia-driven, and how much is par for a generic, well-marketed action flick these days. The $24 million for Eat Pray Love is disappointing given the presence of Julia Roberts, the popularity of the source material, and a 3,000-screen opening -- but there's some potential for the film to make up ground in the coming weeks, as there will be little high-profile competition.

Inception continues to chug along, approaching $250 million . . . it's been a good summer for adult-oriented action films all around. Even Salt, which easily could have gotten lost in the shuffle, has done very respectably, crossing the $100 million mark this weekend.

The full top 10 after the jump.