More than 20 years after the original Wall Street premiered, the sequel, Wall Street Money Never Sleeps awoke at the top of the box office with a weekend take of $19.01 million, according to final studio figures released on Monday. The Warner Bros. 3D animated feature Legend of the Guardians The Owls of Ga'Hoole came in second with $16.11 million. But, perhaps most impressive of all, Ben Affleck's The Town , dropped just 34 percent in its second week to finish in third place with $15.60 million.
The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date) 1. Wall Street Money Never Sleeps , Fox, $19,011,188, (New); 2. Legend of the Guardians The Owls of Ga'hoole , Warner Bros., $16,112,211, (New); 3. The Town , Warner Bros., $15,605,171, 2 Wks. ($48,692,072); 4. Easy A, Sony/Screen Gems, $10,600,497, 2 Wks. ($32,714,215); 5. You Again, Disney, $8,407,513, (New); 6. Devil, Universal, $6,605,960, 2 Wks. ($21,859,425); 7. Resident Evil Afterlife, Sony/Screen Gems, $4,954,791, 3 Wks. ($52,073,588); 8. Alpha and Omega, Lionsgate, $4,735,271, 2 Wks. ($15,164,944); 9. Takers , Sony/Screen Gems, $1,622,302, 5 Wks. ($54,885,175); 10. Inception, Warner Bros., $1,247,006, 11 Wks. ($287,053,292).