Image Credit: Barry WetcherMoviegoers are buying Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps this weekend. The Oliver Stone film revisiting Gordon Gekko and his relationship with cash is scoring with audiences, grossing around $7 million on Friday for what should be a first place finish in the low $20 million range. The lure of Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf seems to be drawing in audiences young and old.
The same can not be said for this frame’s other releases. Zack Snyder’s spooky owl movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole earned less than $5 million on Friday for a weekend take that may only reach $17 million. It will be competing with The Town for second place. Ben Affleck’s Boston-based caper flick is holding in remarkably well, also grossing around $5 million on Friday for what could be another $17 million for the movie that opened last weekend to $24 million.
Emma Stone’s Easy A has also held remarkably well. The film dropped in the 40 percent range its second Friday in theaters for just under $4 million. That number could translate into another $10 million for the movie that cost less than that to make. And fifth place will likely go to the third new release of the weekend, You Again starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Sigourney Weaver. The PG-13 rated comedy earned around $3 million on Friday night for a weekend that should add up to $8 million.
Come back tomorrow for full results.