Monday, September 27, 2010

Wall Street Sequel Tops US Weekend B-O

SEPT 27, 2010 - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps paid an estimated US$19 million dividend at the North American weekend box-office, which is above par for an adult-oriented drama but relatively modest for the scope of its release. The Wall Street sequel's first weekend gross was close to Burn After Reading and nearly twice as much as The Informant! and Michael Clayton. Distributor 20th Century Fox's exit polling indicated that 65 percent of Money Never Sleeps' audience was over 30 years old and evenly split between genders.

The Owls of Ga'Hoole were below average by genre standards, generating far less business than How to Train Your Dragon as well as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The other newbie, the ensemble comedy You Again (with Betty White) floundered with an estimated US$8.3 million at about 2,800 screens at 2,548 locations.

Here are the Top 5 North American B-O studio estimates for Sept 24-26, 2010 weekend, in terms of rank, Movie name (studio), Weekend takings in USD, (Cumulative gross, USD) and week on chart, courtesy of Boxofficemojo.

1. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Fox) $19.0 million ($19.0 mil) 1

2. Legend of the Guardians: Owls of Ga'Hoole (WB) $16.3 million ($16.3 mil) 1

3. The Town (WB) $16.0 million ($49.1 mil) 2

4. Easy A (Screen Gems) $10.7 million ($32.8) 2

5. You Again (BVista) $8.3 million ($8.3 mil) 1


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