The Social Network stuns the box office

What an amazing first weekend for David Fincher‘s new film, The Social Network.  The movie brought in $23 million in its first two days, which is not record-breaking by any means, but it’s pretty good considering that most people squinted and said “really?” when they heard there was going to be a movie about the creation of Facebook.  The movie is full of solid performances from all the main actors, and the story is certainly engaging, even though the real-life counterparts of the characters say that many liberties were taken with the script (meh, it’s a dramatization, what do you want?).  Early buzz is that there are going to be multiple Oscar nominations, but of course we still have another three months for something to come along and knock The Social Network off its pedestal.