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‘Wall Street’ sequel banks at box office

Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” sequel rallied to the top of the weekend box office in North America yesterday, although its $19 million haul was below estimates.

Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” sequel rallied to the top of the weekend box office in North America yesterday, although its $19 million haul was below estimates.

“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” led a field that included two other disappointing newcomers: the animated “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” at No. 2 with $16.3 million, and the Disney romantic comedy “You Again” at No. 5 with $8.3 million.
Box office observers last week had predicted “Wall Street” and “Legend of the Guardians” would each earn more than $20 million, while “You Again” was forecast to hit $10 million.

But distributor 20th Century Fox said the tally for its “Wall Street” release was “a terrific number.” The News Corp. unit was confident the film would hold up over the coming weeks, because it played to an older crowd — 65 percent was aged over 30 — which generally does not rush out to see a movie on opening weekend.

 
 
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