Fox's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps led the daily box office for the fifth time over the past six days on Wednesday. The Oliver Stone directed sequel starring Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf grossed $1.59 million for the day. Wall Street 2 was down a sizable 20 percent from Tuesday. That isn't a good sign as the film gets ready to head into its second weekend, though it should also be noted that a number of wide releases experienced similar percentage declines yesterday. Wall Street 2 has grossed $24.28 million through six days, but has clearly had some of its thunder stolen by Warner's The Town as Wall Street 2 is running 22 percent weaker than The Town was at the same point in its run last week.
The Town also experienced a sharp decline on Wednesday, but was still able to remain comfortably in second with $1.29 million. The crime film directed by and starring Ben Affleck was down 19 percent from Tuesday and down 43 percent from last Wednesday. The Town has grossed a much better than expected $53.00 million in 13 days of release and will zoom past the $60 million mark over the weekend.
Fellow Warner Bros. release Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole held steady in third place. The 3D computer animated film grossed $0.70 million, which was down 17 percent from Tuesday. Given the film's appeal with family audiences, midweek grosses have been understandably lackluster this week. The film's six-day start stands at $18.49 million, placing it 8 percent behind the pace of 2005's Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
Sony's Easy A continued to claim fourth place with $0.62 million. The Screen Gems comedy starring Emma Stone was down 18 percent from Tuesday and down 38 percent from last Wednesday. Easy A has grossed a very solid $34.77 million in 13 days, especially considering the film's $8 million production budget. Look for Easy A to clear the $40 million mark by the end of the weekend.
You Again rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.59 million. Disney's PG comedy starring Kristen Bell was down a steep 20 percent from Tuesday. You Again has grossed an underwhelming $10.31 million through six days of release. That places the film 30 percent behind the pace of this year's When in Rome, though You Again should experience a stronger second weekend hold than When in Rome did.