'Wall Street' No. 1 at Box Office

Oliver Stone's <I>Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps</I> grossed $19 million at the box office this weekend, besting the competition.
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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Oliver Stone's

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

topped the weekend box office.

The sequel to the 1987 epic

Wall Street

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

The Town

, which grossed $16.0 million.

Money Never Sleeps

was released by Twentieth Century Fox, a unit of

News Corp.

(NWS) - Get Report

.

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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