Fox's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps led the daily box office on Monday with $1.71 million. The Oliver Stone directed sequel starring Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf has now led the daily box office for three of the past four days. After being fairly front-loaded over the weekend, Wall Street 2 experienced one of Monday's better daily holds among wide releases by falling 62 percent from Sunday. With Sony's The Social Network set to launch on Friday, Wall Street 2 really needs to continue to hold up well throughout the rest of the midweek. The four-day start for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps stands at $20.72 million.
The Town continued to hold up well on Monday. The break-out performer from Warner Bros. finished in second with $1.42 million. That was down 64 percent from Sunday and down 38 percent from last Monday. The Town crossed the $50 million mark yesterday, as the film continues to defy pre-release expectations in a big way. With an eleven-day gross of $50.11 million, The Town is currently running 14 percent behind the pace of 2006's The Departed.
Fellow Warner Bros. release Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole claimed third place with $0.83 million. The 3D computer animated film directed by Zack Snyder was down a sharp 82 percent from Sunday. However, Monday's percentage decline was normal for a film skewing heavily towards family audiences at this time of year. The four-day gross for the film stands at an underwhelming $16.94 million. With no new options for family audiences this coming weekend, Legend of the Guardians could experience a strong second weekend hold, but midweek grosses should remain limited until then.
Sony's Easy A finished in fourth with $0.67 million. The Screen Gems comedy starring Emma Stone was down 72 percent from Sunday and down 38 percent from last Monday. Easy A continues to hold up well, especially with the added presence of Disney's You Again in the marketplace. Easy A has grossed $33.38 million in eleven days, placing it 12 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's The House Bunny.
You Again rounded out the day's top five with $0.58 million. Like Easy A, You Again was also down 72 percent from Sunday. The PG comedy starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver has grossed a disappointing $8.99 million in four days of release. You Again continues to run 32 percent weaker than this year's When in Rome (which also fell 72 percent on its first Monday).