By Mack Chico
The Facebook movie “The Social Network” found millions of friends in theaters over the weekend, taking in $23 million and earning the No. 1 spot at box offices.
By contrast, other releases of the weekend kicked off with weakness. The Paramount horror film, Case 39, starring Renee Zellweger, came in seventh place with $ 5.35 million, while Let Me In, the vampire story of Overture Film, debuted eighth with 5.3 million .
Meanwhile, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps at 20th Century Fox, the last weekend topped the list, dropped to third place with $ 10.1 million and 35.9 million accumulated in total.
The Social Network joined a list of plays for adults who are reigning in theaters, along with the sequel to the film Wall Street, The Town, starring and directed by Ben Affleck, which was ranked fourth, with $ 10 million. In its three weeks has brought 64.3 million.
Here are the top movie ticket sales Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend receipts and total receipts since the movie opened. The number of weeks opened is in parentheses.
Weekend Total in millions of dollars
1. The Social Network: $23 Million
2. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – $10.9M
3. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – $10.1M
4. The Town – $10.0M
5. Easy A – $7.0M
6. You Again – $5.6M
7. Case 39 – $5.4M
8. Let Me In – $5.3M
9. Devil – $3.7M
10. Alpha and Omega – $3.0M