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‘Wall Street’ Misses as Public Stresses More on Jobs

The public’s attention span may be too short to help Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” the sequel to the 1987 movie that popularized the expression “Greed is good.”

The latest film, set in the 2008 financial crisis, opened over the weekend with $19 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, short of the $23 million or more forecast by box-office analysts. The returning crime drama “The Town,” by comparison, took in $15.6 million.