Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps rounded out its first week in theatres with $1.49 million on Thursday. The Oliver Stone directed sequel from Fox was down 6 percent from Wednesday, which represented the day's weakest daily hold among wide releases. Wall Street 2 was the week's top film with $25.78 million, but debuted a bit below the expectations of most in the process. The first week gross for Wall Street 2 was 22 percent softer than last week's first week gross of The Town (which has clearly had an effect on Wall Street 2 thus far).
Speaking of The Town, the Warner Bros. release held steady in second with $1.31 million. The crime film starring and directed by Ben Affleck was up 1 percent over Wednesday and down a solid 38 percent from last Thursday. The Town finished in second for the week with $21.22 million. That was down 36 percent from last week and brings the film's two-week total to a better than expected $54.31 million. Look for The Town to hold up nicely once again this weekend.
Warner Bros. also continued to claim third place with its Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. The 3D computer animated film grossed $0.70 million, which was unchanged from Wednesday. For the week, Legend of the Guardians finished with a disappointing third place take of $19.19 million. With no new direct competition for family dollars this weekend, the film will hope to (and needs to) experience a strong second weekend hold.
Easy A held steady in fourth place with $0.66 million. Sony's PG-13 comedy experienced the day's best daily percentage hold among wide releases as it was up 6 percent over Wednesday. Easy A finished in fourth for the week with $13.31 million. The film slid a very respectable 40 percent from the previous frame and has grossed $35.43 million through two weeks of release.
You Again rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.57 million. The PG comedy from Disney was down 3 percent from Wednesday. You Again finished in fifth place for the week with $10.89 million. That was below pre-release expectations and places the film a disappointing 29 percent behind the pace of this year's When in Rome.
On the platform front, Catfish led the day with $60,069. The documentary from Universal also crossed the $1 million mark in the process and has now grossed $1.03 million through two weeks of platform release. For the day Catfish earned a per-location average of $1,054 from 57 locations. The film is expanding into an additional 79 locations today.