The Social Network Runs Away with Weekend Box Office

    October 4, 2010
    Chris Crum

The Social Network led the box office over the weekend. The film, which opened on Friday, took in $23 million, opening in 2,771 theaters, according to BoxOfficeMojo. 

The film grossed more than doubled the number 2, 3, and 4 movies – Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and The Town. There were only two other major releases to open at the same time: Case 39 and Let Me In. These both brought in only just over $5 million a piece. 

Catfish, the other Facebook-related movie that’s out, has so far grossed a total of $1,638,000. It has played in far less theaters, however, and has not received a wide, mainstream release.

The Social Network

It will be interesting to see how much The Social Network takes in when it’s all said and done. The movie has received a great deal more buzz than I think many of us expected when we first found out they were making a movie about Facebook. That’s with good reason though. It’s a solid film. 

Read our review of The Social Network here. You can also watch director David Fincher, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, and co-star Justin Timberlake share their thoughts about Facebook and the film.