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October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony’s The Social Network got more “Like” votes than any other movie over the weekend as it held on to the box-office lead in its second week with an estimated $15.5 million in ticket sales. Combined with strong mid-week business, the film about the origins of Facebook has now earned about $46.1 million after ten days. Three films made their debuts with mediocre results. Warner Bros.’ Life as We Know It came in second with around $14.6 million, followed by Disney’s Secretariat in third place with $12.6 million. Universal’s horror flick, Wes Craven’s My Soul to Take, found few takers as it opened with $6.9 million. The box office remained sluggish, with total receipts some 15 percent below those for the comparable week a year ago.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo:

1. The Social Network, $15.5 million; 2. Life as We Know It, $14.6 million; 3. Secretariat, $12.6 million; 4. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, $7 million; 5. My Soul to Take, $6.9 million; 6. The Town, $6.4 million; 7. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, $4.6 million; 8. Easy A, $4.2 million; 9. Case 39, $2.6 million; 10. You Again, $2.5 million.

Final figures for the top five films:
1. The Social Network, $15,451,991
2. Life as We Know It, $14,506,464
3. Secretariat, $12,694,770
4. Legend of the Guardians, $6,888,019
5. My Soul to Take, $6,842,220