MUMBAI: David Fincher‘s The Social Network earned $23 million in its opening weekend and rightly took the number one spot. It edged out last week’s number one film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, to second place.
With the excellent word-of-mouth and Oscar buzz, Sony expects to eventually earn $100 million in the domestic circuit in US and Canada.
The eagerly awaited film, featuring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake, tells the story of the ascent of Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
The film’s budget is said to be in range of $45 million to $52 million.
Meanwhile, the other two new releases, Let Me In and Case 39, fared dismally collecting $5.3 million and $5.35 million respectively.