The Social Network was the No. 1 movie in America last weekend and you can count Facebook founder (depending on who’s telling the story) Mark Zuckerberg and his entire staff of lackies among the moviegoers “poking” the pic.
Zuckerberg treated Facebook staffers to a screening of the most-buzzed about film of the fall — a film that happens to portray the world’s youngest self-made billionaire as a self-serving, backstabbing tool. Mark had previously refused to have anything to do with the film, which charges the tech whiz with lifting the idea for the web’s largest social network website from a pair of classmates.
Zuckerberg, however, had a change of heart after one staffer suggested that a company trip to the theater could be good for kicks.
“To celebrate a period of intense activity at Facebook, we decided to go to the movies. We thought this particular movie might be amusing,” a spokesperson for Facebook confirmed on Thursday.
After the film, the group headed over to a local San Francisco bar, where they sipped on Apple Martinis, the same drink Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Zuckerberg, and Justin Timberlake (Napster’s Sean Parker) drink in the David Fincher drama.