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.
[pauses]
Mark Zuckerberg: Did I adequately answer your condescending question?

Marylin Delpy: The site got 2200 hits within 2 hours?
Mark Zuckerberg: Thousand.
Marylin Delpy: I'm sorry?
Mark Zuckerberg: Twenty-two *thousand*.

The Social Network Review

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