David Fincher's The Social Network has earned the top spot at the box office for a second straight weekend, keeping Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, a famous race horse and Wes Craven at bay. The Facebook movie raked in an additional $15.5 million this past weekend, representing a drop of only 30.9%, and adding to a domestic total of about $46.1 million, which Sony says covers the film's production costs.
Second place belonged to the new Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel romantic comedy Life As We Know It, which earned $14.6 million, while Disney's Secretariat finished in third place with $12.6 million. Zack Snyder's Legend of the Guardians dropped to fourth place, earning an additional $7 million, adding to its three week total of $39.4 million.
And Wes Craven's first film in five years, My Soul to Take, opened in fifth place, tanking with only $8.9 million, which isn't surprising as the film has received generally awful reviews. While the film will probably eventually make back its $25 million production budget, it's sure to drop off the theatrical map before Halloween.
Here's a closer look at the Top 5:
- The Social Network - $15,500,000
- Life As We Know It - $14,635,000
- Secretariat - $12,600,000
- Legend of the Guardians - $7,015,000
- My Soul to Take - $6,919,000