The Social Network easily snags the first weekend of the month. It pulled in $23 million and an impressive $8,300 per theater average. An added bonus to its fantastic first weekend? Odds are, thanks to glowing reviews and word of mouth, this one will stretch out its run for at least a few more weeks. Unfortunately, for the weekend’s other two new entries, they’ll be lucky if they can hold on to their top ten position for even one more week.

Easily trumping both Case 39 and Let Me In is Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Town, Easy A and You Again. Zack Snyder’s Legend of the Guardians took a modest 32.6% hit earning $10.9 million in its second week. It’s still got a way to go to make back its $80 million production budget. Following close behind is Wall Street and its $10.1 million. That one took a harder hit in its sophomore weekend dropping 46.9% even though it gained 32 more theaters.

The #4 spot went to The Town with $10 million in week three. It’s got $64.3 million in the domestic bank blowing away its $37 million budget. Coming in at #5 with $7 million is Easy. That one’s in its third week as well and has also significantly outdone its budget, which consisted of a meager $8 million. Meanwhile, You Again is creeping closer and closer to the green. It earned $5.6 million in week two bringing its total to $16.4 million, just shy of its $20 million budget.

Case 39 kicked off its run with $5.4 million barely stealing the seventh position from Let Me In, which debuted with $5.3 million. It’s certainly a rough start for both, but hopefully Let Me In will benefit from positive buzz and manage to hold on for a bit. Devil is falling fast dropping to the ninth spot in week three, earning $3.7 million. Rounding out the top ten is yet another third-weeker, Alpha and Omega, which snagged $3 million.

We’ve got three big contenders on the way for the weekend of the 8th. There’s the romantic comedy Life as We Know It, Wes Craven’s 3D film My Soul to Take and the sports drama Secretariat. I’m betting The Social Network holds onto a top three spot, and both Life as We Know It and My Soul to Take will fit in accordingly. It’s a long shot, but if Secretariat does manage to pull ofF a Seabiscuit and earn $20 million opening weekend, it could shake up that top three quite a bit. I’m going with Life as We Know It for #1, The Social Network at #2 and My Soul to Take for #3.

As for limited releases we’ve got quite a few notable options. There’s the horror remake I Spit on Your Grave, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story, the John Lennon drama Nowhere Boy, the Gemma Arterton comedy Tamara Drewe and the Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich starrer Stone.

By Perri Nemiroff (via Box Office Mojo)

The Social Network

By Perri Nemiroff

Film producer and director best known for her work in movies such as FaceTime, Trevor, and The Professor. She has worked as an online movie blogger and reporter for sites such as,, Shockya, and MTV's Movies Blog.

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