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‘Wall Street’ leads market with $19M

September 27, 2010

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— Movie fans are investing in Michael Douglas and Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” which opened as the No. 1 weekend movie with $19 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The 20th Century Fox release led a crop of so-so to weak newcomers, though the sequel to Douglas and Stone’s 1987 hit “Wall Street” did not quite set off a bull market at the box office.

Its financial returns were solid but unspectacular as Hollywood experienced a typically sleepy early fall weekend, with audiences finding nothing to bring them out in huge numbers.

The Warner Bros. animated adventure “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” was No. 2 with a soft opening of $16.3 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood .com:

  1. “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” $19 million.

  2. “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” $16.3 million.

  3. “The Town,” $16 million.

  4. “Easy A,” $10.7 million.

  5. “You Again,” $8.3 million.

  6. “Devil,” $6.5 million.

  7. “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” $4.9 million.

  8. “Alpha and Omega,” $4.7 million.

  9. “Takers,” $1.7 million.

  10. “Inception,” $1.2 million.

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