The Social Network (2010)
The Beginning Of Facebook
- Release Date:
Oct 01, 2010
The Social Network movie review: The remarkable story behind Facebook comes to the big screen with this Columbia Pictures production scripted by The West Wing's Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac). The year was 2003. Computer programming wizard Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) was a Harvard undergrad when he laid the foundation for a social networking website that would revolutionize the way we communicate. Six years later the ambitious entrepreneur made his first million -- but that was just the beginning. Despite all of Zuckerberg's wealth and success, his personal life began to suffer as he became marred in legal disputes, and discovered that many of the 500 million people he had friended during his rise to the top were eager to see him fall. Justin Timberlake co-stars as Napster co-creator Sean Parker, with Andrew Garfield filling the role of ousted Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. The Social Network is based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.Box Office: During its debut weekend in the United States, the film opened at #1 grossing an estimated $23 million in 2,771 theaters. In its second weekend it was #1 again, dropping only 31.2%, breaking Inception's 32.0% record as the smallest second weekend drop for any #1 movie of 2010, and being the third smallest overall behind Secretariat's 25.1% drop and Tooth Fairy's 28.6% drop. As of December 2, 2010 the film has grossed $90.5 million in the United States and $90.3 million overseas for a worldwide total of $180.9 million.
Cast:Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones