"The Social Network" Tops The Box Office With $23 Million On Opening Weekend

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If you went to see “The Social Network” this past weekend, you were one of the people who helped it top the box office for its debut.

The Aaron Sorkin-penned film based on the founding of Facebook beat Columbia Pictures expectations and brought in $23, according to Reuters, with adults ages 25 and up making up about 55% of theatre-goers.

Reuters reports:

“It’s a terrific start for a terrific film,” said Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for the film’s studio, Columbia Pictures.

Indeed, the movie from director David Fincher has earned wide praise from critics, scoring a 97 per cent positive rating on website rottentomatoes.com, which ranks films after compiling reviews.

The movie … played in just under 2,800 U.S. and Canadian theatres for a per-theatre average of around $8,300, a solid number compared to its rivals.

Columbia hopes “Social Network” may even compete for this year’s Oscars, and a solid start at box offices will go a long way toward boosting its prospects for awards. 

But that doesn’t mean its the most accurate movie.

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