The Social Network Runs Away with Weekend Box Office

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. 

David Fincher Shares Real Thoughts on the Facebook Story

David Fincher, the director of The Social Network shares some interesting thoughts about the story told in the movie – the founding of Facebook. 

In a press conference following a screening of the film in New York, Fincher lets loose on his thoughts about how the situation among Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin and Sean Parker went down. 

Fincher says calling the Mark Zuckerberg character an "asshole" is a "reductive and overly-simplistic" way of putting it. 

Netflix Launches in Canada Without DVDs, Smaller Streaming Catalog

In July, Netflix said it would expand into Canada this fall, and the company made good on that promise as it made the announcement today. This marks the first international expansion of the company. 

Netflix Makes Deal to Stream First-Run Theatrical Releases

Netflix announced a new deal with Nu Image/Millennium Films today. The agreement will allow Netflix to stream first-run theatrical films to its members. 

Netflix says the deal is an example of how it is moving to expand both variety and timliness of its streaming catalog. The deal is expected to provide five to ten theatrical films per year for Netflix streaming. 

Redbox Now Offering $1.50 Blu-ray Rentals

Coinstar’s Redbox announced today that it is has started rolling out Blu-ray rentals. The company says titles will be available at 13,300 kiosks nationwide.

You Have Until the End of the Day to Do Something Interesting for YouTube

Today is "Life In a Day" day. "Life in a Day" is a documentary project being put together by Ridley Scott, Kevin Macdonald, and the YouTube Community.

Middle Men: Another Internet Story Coming to the Big Screen

It’s looking to be the year of Internet stories penetrating mainstream cinema. You’ve no doubt heard about "The Social Network", David Fincher’s upcoming film about the founding of Facebook. The poster for that was just released the other day.