The opening weekend of Money Never Sleeps appears to be a success. I have not yet seen the movie, though i plan to screen the move at some point. The fictitious plot is something which may backfire against the Wall street community because of the already negative light the industry is in.
What i am saying is, a lot of people who see the film whom are far removed from the industry may honesty think Wall st operates in the way the director depicts. Oh well, entertainment is entertainment.
(AP writes) Movie fans are investing in Michael Douglas and Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” which opened as the No. 1 weekend movie with $19 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The 20th Century Fox release led a crop of so-so to weak newcomers, though the sequel to Douglas and Stone’s 1987 hit “Wall Street” did not quite set off a bull market at the box office.
Its financial returns were solid but unspectacular as Hollywood experienced a typically sleepy early fall weekend, with audiences finding nothing to bring them out in huge numbers.
The “Wall Street’ sequel reunites director Stone with Douglas, who reprises his role as investment shark Gordon Gekko. The movie co-stars Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan and Josh Brolin in a tale set against the 2008 economic meltdown.
“I think expectations were pretty high for this movie. That’s not only an iconic character of Gordon Gekko but it’s also an iconic movie,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. “But then, it’s about the world of high finance. That’s not exactly a topic that sets the box office on fire, so I don’t think younger audiences were necessarily going to rush out for something like that.”