The story of Internet social network juggernaut, Facebook, pulled in the most moviegoers at theaters this weekend. “The Social Network” debuted with an estimated $23 million to become the number one film in the country.
The drama is loosely based on Ben Mezrich’s book, “The Accidental Billionaires” (2009). The story centers on how Mark Zuckerberg, as a young Harvard University undergraduate, founded Facebook in his dorm room back in 2004. Today the mega-website has become a huge part of the Internet experience for millions. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake.
Far behind In second place, the animated family flick, “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” with around $10.8 million. Last week’s top film, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” dropped to third with about $10.1 million, followed by the crime drama “The Town” with somewhere around $10 million.
The teen comedy, “Easy A” rounds out the big five with an estimated $7 million. The final numbers on the weekend films will be released tomorrow.