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'The Social Network' Tops Box Office, 'Let Me In' Not Scary Enough

October 4, 2010 (2:29 am) GMT
The David Fincher-directed drama is a champ at the chart after praised by critics, while the remake of the highly-acclaimed Swedish horror film does not even enter the top five.
'The Social Network' Tops Box Office, 'Let Me In' Not Scary Enough

Facebook has proven to be a moneymaker and the movie is no different. Picking up the story of the site creation by Mark Zuckerberg and his friends, "" wins the attention of moviegoers, making it nab the first place at North American Box Office in its first week with $22.4 million cume.

"It's playing very broadly, and this is a terrific start," Sony distribution president Rory Bruer says about the -starring film which has been hailed by movie critics. "For an adult drama, this is a terrific opening," he further gushes. "It's not going to open like a romantic comedy or an action adventure, but it's going to stay around longer."

Other newcomers do not manage to reach high positions like "Social Network" does. "", which has another vampire-themed story, debuts at the eighth with $5.1 million. "", which had been shelved for a long time before it was finally released in early October, is on the seventh with a slightly bigger revenue of $5.4 million.

"" still secures the runner-up title with an additional $10.9 million revenue. Last week's winner "" drops to the third with $10 million gross (down 47.4%).

"" and "" drop one position each. The crime drama, which is directed by , lands on the fourth with $9.7 million haul, followed by the teen comedy which adds $6.7 million to its domestic gross.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for October 1-3:

  1. "" - $22.4 million
  2. "" - $10.9 million
  3. "" - $10 million
  4. "" - $9.7 million
  5. "" - $6.7 million
  6. "" - $5.7 million
  7. "" - $5.4 million
  8. "" - $5.1 million
  9. "" - $3.6 million
  10. "" - $2.9 million

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