The sequel to Wall Street – director Oliver Stone’s iconic commentary on 1980s greed – has arrived in theatres in time to comment on the greed of recent years… and to make a bunch of money. Ain’t capitalism grand? Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps topped the box office on Friday; earning an estimated $8 million from its 3,565 locations. When adjusted for inflation, that is just a few thousand over what the original made in its debut back in 1987. It is also more than double what Stone’s last major feature, W., made just under two years ago. Last weekend’s number one movie, The Town, pulled off another surprise heist – snatching Friday’s number two spot over two newcomers: Disney’s You Again and director Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. It’s been months since a strictly family film dominated, and with Wall Street 2 now projected to make over $20 million by Monday, it doesn’t look like that streak will be ending anytime soon. Full details on Wall Street weekend when you check back tomorrow.
|1||Wall Street 2||$8,000,000||$8|
|3||Legends of the Guardians||$4,900,000||$4.9|