Greed still good: 'Wall Street' scores across North America
Sunday 26 September 2010
"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" proved worth its weight in box office gold, netting a whopping 19 million dollars in its first weekend out, industry data showed Sunday.
Director Oliver Stone's sequel to his 1987 hit "Wall Street" sees Michael Douglas reprising his role as investment shark Gordon Gekko, famous for saying that "greed is good." The movie co-stars Josh Brolin and the up-and-coming Shia LaBeouf.
"Wall Street" was followed by another shining premiere: "Legend of the Guardians," an animated owl drama, that brought in 16.3 million dollars out of the gate, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
In third place was "The Town," Ben Affleck's fast-paced bank heist flick set in his hometown of Boston. The movie, in its second week out, had a very solid 16-million-dollar take.
Teen comedy "Easy A" about a high school girl who lies about losing her virginity to improve her social standing, netted 10.7 million.
Another new film "You Again" burst on the scene in fifth place for the weekend. The family comedy starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigorney Weaver, earned 8.3 million.
In sixth place was "Devil," M. Night Shyamalan's thriller about Satan trapping victims in a Philadelphia high-rise. It earned 6.5 million dollars in its second week out.
"Resident Evil," the latest in a long-running science fiction series, trailed in the seventh spot with 4.9 million dollars.
"Alpha and Omega," an animated movie about a wolf pack in the wilds of a Canadian nature reserve, was in eighth place with 4.7 million dollars in tickets sold.
"Takers," the bank-robbery thriller starring Hayden Christensen, Idris Elba and singers Chris Brown and T.I., was trailing in the ninth spot. It earned 1.6 million dollars.
"Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio's sci-fi thriller, was in the tenth spot with 1.24 million dollars. It has earned a stunning 287.6 million dollars so far.
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