The Social Network tops BO, earns $23m

The Social Network, a film on the rise of Facebook, topped the weekend box office in North America. Starring newcomer Jesse Eisenberg and pop star Justin Timberlake, the movie earned $23 mn in its first weekend.

hollywood Updated: Oct 04, 2010 14:11 IST

The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher's take on the rise of Internet titan Facebook, topped the weekend box office in North America, preliminary industry data showed on Sunday.

The film, starring newcomer Jesse Eisenberg and pop star Justin Timberlake, scored big in its first weekend out with $23 million.

Legend of the Guardians an animated owl drama, surged to second place, earning 10.85 million, followed by Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in the third-place spot.

Director Oliver Stone's sequel to his 1987 hit Wall Street sees Michael Douglas reprising his role as investment shark ZuckerbergGordon Gekko, famous for saying that "greed is good." The movie co-starring Josh Brolin and Shia LaBeouf earned 10.1 million dollars.

In fourth place was The Town Ben Affleck's fast-paced bank heist flick set in his hometown of Boston. The movie earned 10 million dollars.

Teen comedy Easy A about a high school girl who lies about losing her virginity to improve her social standing, trailed in fifth place netting 7.0 million.

You Again, a family comedy starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver, was in sixth place and earned 5.55 million dollars.

New films Case 39 and Let Me In were in the seventh and eighth spots; Case 39 is a horror-thriller starring Renee Zellweger that earned 5.35 million, and Let Me In a remake of a Swedish film, netted 5.30 million.

In ninth place was Devil, M. Night Shyamalan's thriller about Satan trapping victims in a Philadelphia high-rise. It earned 3.67 million dollars.

Alpha and Omega, an animated movie about a wolf pack in the wilds of a Canadian nature reserve, was in 10th place with 3.0 million dollars in tickets sold.

First Published: Oct 04, 2010 13:35 IST