Popcorn Index: "The Apparition" Tops The Daily Charts for Opening Movies

Posted 4:11 PM August 22nd, 2012 by Senh Duong
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For the last few days, “The Apparition” has been adding about 5,000 Facebook Likes per day, by far the most for films opening this week. “Hit & Run” and “Premium Rush” have been adding about 2,000.

For total number of Facebook Likes, “Hit & Run” is still tops with about 117,988. “The Apparition” passed “Premium Rush” for second place with 102,749 Likes.

Like I said previously, these figures pale in comparison to last week’s box office champ “The Expendables 2,” with Likes in the millions. Don’t expect any of this week’s films to have a huge opening.

“The Apparition” is a supernatural thriller about a bunch of college students being haunted by a presence unknowingly conjured up during a “parapsychology experiment.” It’s a PG-13 horror film from WB starring a bunch of unknowns (at least none of the cast members pop out at me).

“Hit & Run” is a road comedy starring Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, featuring Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold. I’m not sure how Cooper ended in this film, probably doing a friend a favor. It opens nationwide today. On Rotten Tomatoes, it scored a mixed 46% on the Tomatometer.

“Premium Rush” is a thriller starring “The Dark Knight Rises”’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt about a “bicycle messenger” who must deliver stuff to people through the streets of Manhattan. “The Transporter” with a bicycle. Hmm...

EDIT: Regarding the unknowns from "The Apparition," Ashley Green came from the "Twilight" franchise and Tom Felton from "Harry Potter." I've only seen the first "Twilight" movie and don't feel a need to see the rest. I've seen all of the Harry Potter films. I recognize Felton when I saw his photo. It's no wonder "The Apparition" is getting more Likes on a per day basis because the leads come from huge franchises. Thanks to a former Rotten Tomatoes editor for pointing this out to me.

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