NEW YORK (
) -- Oliver Stone's
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
topped the weekend box office.
The sequel to the 1987 epic
had gross U.S. ticket sales of $19 million on its opening weekend, according to industry estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo.
That surpassed competition that included fantasy flick
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
, which brought in $16.3 million, and Ben Affleck's crime tale
, which grossed $16.0 million.
Money Never Sleeps
was released by Twentieth Century Fox, a unit of
The sequel, which focuses on the 2008 financial crisis, brings back the Gordon Gekko character from the original movie, played by Michael Douglas. Co-stars include Shia LaBoeuf and Josh Brolin.
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