Friday Box Office – THE SOCIAL NETWORK Easy Number One with $8 Million; LET ME IN Locked Out of Top Five

     October 2, 2010

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David Fincher’s The Social Network seemed like a stretch when Sony announced it; after all, how much drama could be wrung out of Mark Zuckerberg writing code? Turns out quite a bit. With the inimitable Aaron Sorkin handling the script, The Social Network has been garnering great reviews and today it finds itself as Friday’s number one film by quite a comfortable margin. With $8 million estimated from 2,771 locations, SN is on track to take in $23 million this weekend… right in line with studio expectations. But if you are looking below for signs of the week’s other two major ‘new’ releases, don’t bother. Both Let Me In, the adaptation of the fan-favorite Swedish vampire book/film Let the Right One In, and Case 39, the three year-old horror film starring Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper, failed to break Friday’s top five. For Paramount’s 39 a stop at number eight is no surprise; but Let Me In had higher aspirations than the paltry $1.9 million that currently puts it at number six. Weekend projections aren’t looking much better at this point, but I’ll have full details when you check back tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1 The Social Network $8,000,000 $8
2 Wall Street 2 $3,300,000 $29
3 The Town $3,100,000 $57.4
4 Legends of the Guardians $2,600,000 $21.7
5 Easy A $2,200,000 $37.6
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