The Social Network Remains King of the Hill After Second Week

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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.

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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:

  1. The Social Network - $15,500,000
  2. Life As We Know It - $14,635,000
  3. Secretariat - $12,600,000
  4. Legend of the Guardians - $7,015,000
  5. My Soul to Take - $6,919,000

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The Social Network Quotes

Facebook Lawyer: Mr. Zuckerberg, do I have your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: [stares out the window] No.
Facebook Lawyer: Do you think I deserve it?
Mark Zuckerberg: [looks at the lawyer] What?
Facebook Lawyer: Do you think I deserve your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: I had to swear an oath before we began this deposition, and I don't want to purjure myself, so I have a legal obligation to say no.
Facebook Lawyer: Okay - no. You don't think I deserve your attention.
Mark Zuckerberg: I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try - but there's no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have part of my attention - you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing.
Mark Zuckerberg: Did I adequately answer your condescending question?

[Talking about the physical stature of he and his twin] I'm 6'5", 220 pounds, and there are two of me.

Tyler Winklevoss

The Social Network Review

Who knew the story of Facebook was so interesting? Apparently, Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher did. The Social Network is without a doubt...

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