The Social Network continued to lead the box office with ease on Monday.

‘The Social Network’ Leads Monday

on October 05, 2010 by Daniel Garris

The Social Network led the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day on Monday. The critically acclaimed film from Sony grossed $2.06 million for the day, which was down 63 percent from Sunday. That was very similar to the 62 percent daily declines both Warner's The Town and Fox's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps experienced on their first Monday. The Social Network has grossed a solid $24.50 million in its first four days of release, placing it 6 percent behind the pace of The Town and 18 percent ahead of Wall Street 2 at the same point in their respective runs.

After placing in fourth over the weekend, The Town moved back up to second place on Monday. The break-out crime film grossed $0.82 million, which was down 65 percent from Sunday and down 43 percent from last Monday. With an 18-day gross of $64.87 million, The Town continues to exceed pre-release expectations in a very big way and is set to clear the $70 million mark over the upcoming weekend.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps claimed third place with $0.77 million. The Oliver Stone directed sequel was down 67 percent from Sunday and down a sharp 55 percent from last Monday. Wall Street 2 held up fairly well during the midweek last week, but lost major momentum over the weekend and has yet to recover. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps has grossed $36.55 million through eleven days.

Warner's Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole was down two spots from its second place weekend performance to place in fourth. The 3D computer animated film grossed $0.57 million. With the film skewing heavily towards family audiences, it was down an understandable 82 percent from Sunday. Compared to last Monday, the film was down a healthy 31 percent. The eleven-day gross for Legend of the Guardians stands at $30.65 million.

Paramount Vantage's Case 39 and Relativity's Let Me In remained close on Monday to occupy fifth and sixth place. While Case 39 experienced the larger daily decline from Sunday, it was still able to stay ahead of Let Me In in the daily rankings. Case 39 grossed $0.440 million for the day, which out-grossed the $0.419 million daily gross of Let Me In by $21,231. Both R-rated films are off to very similar lackluster starts, with Case 39 currently leading Let Me In by $224,322.

Tags: Let Me In, Case 39, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Town, The Social Network

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