|Still from The Social Network|
Although it should come as no surprise, The Social Network hangs on for a second week at the top of the Box Office with $15.5 million earned, just edging out two tough new challengers, Life As We Know It and Secretariat. The David Fincher film about the story behind Facebook, has all of Twitter abuzz with celebrities like Rob Lowe and Alyssa Milano raving about it to their Followers.
Warner Bros.' Life As We Know It almost debuted on-top, taking in $14.6 million proving that Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl has what it takes to draw in movie-goers. And despite favourable reviews, Walt Disney's Secretariat just didn't perform like the champion Race Horse it is about, but $12.6 million (enough to land it in third) in its opening weekend is nothing to scoff at.
Surprisingly, Legends of The Guardian: The Owls of Ga'Hoole continues to perform consistently, landing in fourth with $7 million this weekend. To-date, it has earned $39.4 million domestically and just beat-out Wes Craven's new 3-D horror My Soul To Take, which opened in fifth spot for Universal Pictures with $6.9 million.
Ben Affleck's The Town continues to perform like the monster that it is, bringing in $6.3 million this weekend in sixth spot, garnering (pardon the pun) a total of $73.5 million in just four weeks.