Social Network, The

The movie The Social Network, released in 2010, is an adaptation of the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich that dramatizes the events that led to the creation of the social-networking Web site Facebook by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg. Directed by David Fincher, also known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Fight Club, the movie grossed $22.4 million in the opening weekend in the United States (in 2,771 screens) and £2.4 million in the United Kingdom (in 394 screens).

The movie dramatizes the events surrounding the creation of the largest social-networking Web site in the world, Facebook, which, by 2013, had more than 1 billion active users, and the lawsuits that ...

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