Despite a bunch of fresh choices in theaters, "The Social Network" remained a fan favorite at the box office this weekend. None of the new films were able to topple director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin's portrait of the rise of Facebook, which raked in $15.5 million in theaters over the weekend. The film, which boasts performances from Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake as tech savants turned budding billionaires, opened at #1 last week and has a total estimated haul of $46 million.
Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl's date-night flick "Life as We Know It," was hot on the heels of "Network." The movie, which features the two stars grappling with the responsibilities of rearing their late friend's child, took in roughly $14.6 million during its debut weekend on screens.
The new Disney horserace movie "Secretariat" held its third-place slot from Friday. The film, which is based on the true story of the 1973 Triple Crown-winning racer and features Diane Liane and John Malkovich, opened with $12.6 million in ticket sales.
The animated flick "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" didn't crack the top five on Friday but finished out the weekend in fourth place. The GC fantasy film scored an estimated $7 million in theaters. The figure bumps the movie's total gross to roughly $39 million.
Horror filmmaker Wes Craven's newest knee-knocker, "My Soul to Take," took fifth place in the weekend box-office race. Craven's 3-D enhanced thriller was just behind "Ga'Hoole" with approximately $6.9 million.
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