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Box Office Breakdown: Wall Street Rises to a Win

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Twenty-three years after we were first introduced to Gordon Gekko, Michael Douglas and Oliver Stone have both seen their stock go up. , which earned $19 million over the past three days, gave the Oscar-winning actor his first #1 film since 2001’s Don’t Say a Word and Stone his best debut to date. (That total is, of course, considered chump change to Shia LaBeouf.)

The weekend didn’t look quite so rosy for . Although the Zack Snyder-directed adaptation landed in second place, the movie only grossed $16.1 million. (Keep in mind that the movie cost $79 million to produce.)

Meanwhile, Disney proved Betty White’s mere presence doesn’t necessarily mean comedy gold. You Again – also starring Kristen Bell and Sigourney Weaver – debuted in fifth place with $10.6 million. (Somehow I doubt this will help Bell’s chances of ever getting a Veronica Mars movie off the ground.)

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  1. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 20th Century Fox, $19,011,188 (avg. $5333)
  2. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Warner Bros., $16,112,211 (avg. $4507)
  3. The Town, Warner Bros., $15,605,171 (avg. $5409)
  4. Easy A, Sony Screen Gems, $10,600,497 (avg. $3712)
  5. You Again, Disney, $8,407,513 (avg. $3300)
  6. Devil, Universal, $6,605,960 (avg. $2350)
  7. Resident Evil: Afterlife, Sony, $4,954,791 (avg. $1875)
  8. Alpha and Omega, Lionsgate, $4,735,271 (avg. $1804)
  9. Takers, Sony, $1,622,302 (avg. $1148)
  10. Inception, Warner Bros., $1,247,006 (avg. $1375)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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