“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” Takes Box Office

Director Oliver Stone‘s sequel to the 1987 hit “Wall Street” raked in the cash in its debut, as “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” grossed an estimated $19 million to top the weekend box office.

“Money Never Sleeps,” with Michael Douglas reprising his role as Gordon Gekko, easily defeated the animated film “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” which opened with a respectable three-day haul of $16.3 million. Ben Affleck’s “The Town” remained strong in its second weekend with $16 million, enough to push its ten-day total to $49.1 million. Last week’s runner-up, the high school comedy “Easy A,” held up well with $10.7 million at fourth spot. “You Again,” a mother-daughter comedy featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristen Bell, and Sigourney Weaver, had a dismal opening weekend with only $8.3 million for fifth place.

The lower half of the top ten was led by “Devil” with $6.5 million followed by “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” which pushed its three-week total $52 million with $4.9 million. “Alpha and Omega” ($4.7 million), “Takers” ($1.7 million), and “Inception” ($1.2 million) rounded out the top ten.