Box Office: Audiences Let The Social Network In

For the second week in a roll, greed is good, but the social network was better. David Fincher’s founding of Facebook movie “The Social Network” topped the box office in its debut, according to studio estimates. “Network’s” $23 million weekend topped Zack Snyder’s “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”, which held onto the second spot, while last week’s #1, Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” slipped to third place. “Wall Street 2” added another $10 million to its coffers, giving it $35 million in two weeks of release so far. Snyder’s “Ga’Hoole” has made $30 million in two weeks of release.

Matt Reeves’ “Let Me In”, a remake of the Swedish vampire movie “Let the Right One In”, didn’t fare quite as well in its debut, taking in a disappointing $5.3 million in its first weekend. I guess you could say the audience didn’t feel like letting the movie in. Ahem.

The remake came into theaters with strong reviews, much better than expected, actually, but that doesn’t seem to have helped it one bit. Instead, the film was left to fight for the box office scraps with the Renee Zellweger horror flick “Case 39”, which also opened to less than thrilling numbers, though it did manage to barely nudge “Let Me In” with $5.35 million. Obviously, the two films could swap places by Monday, though that’s probably little consolation to the folks who footed the bill for both movies.

1 —–The Social Network —–$23,000,000 —– $23,000,000
2 —–Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole ——$10,855,000 —–$30,047,0002
3 —–Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps —–$10,100,000—–$35,876,000
4 —–The Town —–$10,000,000 —–$64,307,000
5 —–Easy A —–$7,000,000—– $42,428,000
6 —– You Again —–$5,552,000—– $16,437,000
7 —–Case 39 —–$5,350,000 —– $5,350,000
8 —–Let Me In—– $5,300,000—– $5,300,000
9 —–Devil —– $3,672,000—– $27,399,000
10 —–Alpha and Omega —–$3,000,000—– $19,025,000

'Um, can I come in? It's kinda cold out here. Anyone? Anyone?'