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Wall Street 2 cashes in big

Wall Street 2

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps proved good things come to those who wait by opening at number one at the US box office this weekend.

The belated sequel to the modern ’87 classic, which reunites director Oliver Stone with star Michael Douglas as a seemingly reformed Gordon Gekko, opened with $19m this weekend.

Other newcomer Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole flew straight into second place with $16.3m, only just beating out last week’s number one The Town , which slipped to third place with $16m.

Emma Stone’s high school comedy Easy A went from second to fourth with $10m, while the week’s final new opener You Again premiered in fifth place ($8.3m).

Meanwhile, the M. Night Shyamalan-produced Devil , which has earned fair reviews, slipped from third to sixth ($6.4m), Resident Evil: Afterlife went from fourth to seventh ($4.9m) and duff animation Alpha And Omega slipped from fifth to eighth ($4.7m).

Rounding out this week’s box office were Takers , which nabbed $1.6m, and the mountainous Inception , which took $1.2m – and has grossed a total of $287m at the US box office after 11 weeks in the charts.