Sony's take on origins of Facebook earns north of $8 mil

Friday moviegoers liked “The Social Network.”

Sony’s pic about the origins of Facebook topped the box office on Friday with about $8 million in 2,771 engagements. Twentieth Century Fox sequel “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” took the No. 2 position, earning roughly $3.3 million in 3,597 runs. Warner Bros.’ “The Town” earned about $3.1 million in 2,935 engagements. Another Warner Bros. pic, “Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls,” claimed the No. 4 spot with about $2.6 million. Rounding out the top 5 was Sony’s “Easy A,” which collected about $2.2 million in 2,974 runs.

Overture’s “Let Me In” took in about $1.9 million in 2,548 engagements, while new pic “Case 39” earned about $1.8 million in 2,211 runs for Paramount/Vantage. Disney’s “You Again” claimed the No. 8 spot with an estimate of $1.6 in 2,548 engagements, while Universal’s “Devil” made about $1.1 million in 2,392 runs.

Sony’s video game adaptation, “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” came in at No. 10, earning about $800,000 in 1,907 engagements.

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