Sequel takes in $7 mil to outpace other new releases

A familiar face and franchise took the lead at the box office on Friday.

Twentieth Century Fox’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” which co-stars Michael Douglas and is the sequel to his 1987 film “Wall Street,” collected about $7 million on Friday in 3,565 runs, easily outpacing all other films. Warner Bros. “The Town” came in at No. 2 with about $5 million in 2,885 engagements. New Warner Bros. pic “Legend of The Guardians: The Owls” took the No. 3 spot, earning about $4.9 million in 3,575 runs. Screen Gems/Sony pic “Easy A” grabbed the No. 4 spot with about $3.8 million in 2,856 engagements, about a 44 percent drop from last week’s opening numbers.

Rounding out the top 5 was the new Disney pic “You Again,” which earned about $2.75 million in 2,548 runs. Universal’s “Devil” earned about $2.3 million in 2,811 engagements, while Screen Gems/Sony video game adaptation pic “Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D” collected about $1.8 million in 2,642 runs.

Lionsgate pic “Alpha & Omega” made about $1.1 million in 2,625 engagements, and Screen Gems/Sony, got the No. 9 positioning with about $575,000 in 1,413 runs. Focus Features “The American” rounded out the top ten with about $400,000 in 1,315 engagements.

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