Facebook film “The Social Network” captured the top spot at North American box offices for the second-straight week and beat two newcomers, according to studio estimates yesterday.

 

The film, which tells of the founding of the popular website, took in $15.5 million at just under 2,800 locations for a per-theater average of around $5,600. Total ticket sales were down about 30 percent from last week’s final haul of $22.4 million for the Columbia Pictures movie.

 

The Warner Bros. rom com, “Life As We Know It,” starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, took the No. 2 spot with $14.6 million in 3,150 locations, averaging just over $4,600 per theater. Disney’s horse-racing film, “Secretariat,” came third with $12.6 million in roughly 3,200 venues for $4,100 per theater.