Everyone who’s anyone saw The Social Network on its opening weekend, including the staff of Facebook and presumably its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Today, preliminary estimates put the movie’s pull at $23 million for its opening weekend, a respectable, if not extraordinary showing, but more than enough for the number one spot. Second place went to Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole with $10.9 million. So while we’re spared the “‘OWLS’ Fly Away With It” headlines, we’re instead tortured with Facebook puns. A lot of them.
They are, unfortunately, not too funny or creative. But maybe they represent the public’s (or newspaper/blog editors’?) base understanding of the social network. Here’s the rundown so far…
The Social Network Clicks to Top [IndieWire]
The Social Network Is Tagged At Number One [Movieline]
The Social Network Friended at Box Office [E! Online]
‘Social Network’ Adds Friends, ‘Let Me In’ Does Not [The Film Stage]
Social Network “Liked” [Get The Big Picture]
Maybe you get the idea, but if you’re still in the market, here’s a few more — as of yet unused, as far as we can tell — courtesy of Runnin’ Scared. No need to credit us. Really, they’re yours:
THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL: ‘SOCIAL NETWORK’ DOMINATES BOX OFFICE
STATUS UPDATE: ‘SOCIAL NETWORK’ IS #1
YOU’VE GOT MAIL: ‘SOCIAL NETWORK’ FILLS IN-BOX OFFICE
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