*”The Social Network” from Sony came out on top at the weekend box office, taking in $23 million.
The film, about the social networking site Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, is already generating Oscar buzz for its young cast, which includes Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake.
In second place is Warner Bros’ “Legend of the Guardian: Owls of Ga’Hoole” with $10.9 million, followed by 20th Century Fox’s drama “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” with $10.1 million.
Ben Affleck’s “The Town” from Warner Bros. entered its third week in cinemas at No. 4, nabbing another $10 million.
The Sony teen comedy “Easy A” strutted away with $7 million to close out the top five list of the weekend’s most successful films on the domestic front.