Michael Douglas’ ‘Wall Street 2’ tops weekend box-office with $19m

Washington: Michael Douglas’ return as the formerly "greed is good"-hyping Gekko in ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ topped the weekend box office with an estimated 19 million dollars.

And the film is the cancer-stricken actor’s first No. 1 opener since 2001`s ‘Don`t Say a Word.

However, the film is co-star Shia LaBeouf`s sixth No. 1 movie since just 2007.

However, the 100 million dollar, 3-D-priced ‘Legend of the Guardians’ got off to a non-flying second-place start, with 16.3 million dollars.

Ben Affleck`s ‘The Town’— last weekend``s No. 1—got bumped to third with 16 million dollars, reports E! Online.

Rounding up the top five were ‘Easy A’ and ‘You Again’ with 10.7 million and 8.3 million dollars respectively.

Here`s a complete look at the weekend`s top-grossing films, per Friday-Sunday estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:

1. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 19 million dollars
2. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga``Hoole, 16.3 million dollars
3. The Town, 16 million dollars
4. Easy A, 10.7 million dollars
5. You Again, 8.3 million dollars
6. Devil, 6.5 million dollars
7. Resident Evil: Afterlife, 4.9 million dollars
8. Alpha and Omega, 4.7 million dollars
9. Takers, 1.7 million dollars
10. Inception, 1.2 million dollars


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