The Social Network Movie Made $225 Million Worldwide
Facebook is looking at unveiling its IPO soon so it sort of makes sense to pour over the movie that chronicled the rise of the world’s most popular social network and its talisman, Mark Zuckerberg.
According to Box Office Mojo, the movie released in October of 2010 has so far grossed over $225 million worldwide. US domestic gross has so far clocked in at just over $96 million—a figure that represents around 43% of the total haul. The overall gross is excellent considering that the movie didn’t have a lot of household names (save for Timberlake) and shows that Facebook’s name is so big, so pervasive that a movie bearing its ilk is capable of pulling in audiences from across the globe.
The social network also created quite a stir at the Oscars. The film garnered 8 nominations and actually won 3—something no-one expected to happen given the cast etc. The dust has settled on the movie but several things have come out of it, including Timberlake’s foray into real-world social media with his stake in MySpace. Andrew Garfield too, the British Actor who co-starred in the film got the lead role in the latest installment of Spiderman.
The Facebook IPO is perhaps the final chapter in the saga and many are waiting with baited breaths to see what valuation the social networking giant will be able to muster. Judging by the early buzz, the numbers will be staggering—much akin to the blockbuster numbers seen by the movie.
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