Popcorn Index: "Hotel Transylvania," "Trouble with the Curve," and " Looper" Topped Last Week's Chart

Posted 4:48 PM September 14th, 2012 by Senh Duong
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If you haven’t already noticed, we have weekly charts in the Popcorn Index now. Again, there’s one that tracks every movie we have in our database and another for just upcoming movies, which is probably what most people are interested in and what I’ll be analysing below.

Three films opening within the next two weeks made it into the top five in the Facebook Weekly chart for upcoming movies last week.

Looper,” a time travel thriller starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, finally made it into the top five by adding 36,740 Likes. It’s been steadily adding fans on Facebook in the previous weeks from the buzz generated from film festival screenings. The good word-of-mouth coming from the Toronto International Film Festival last week probably gave it the extra push it needed to get into the top five. “Looper” opens on the 28th.

Last week was a good week for Clint Eastwood’s “Trouble with the Curve” too. By adding 43,383 Likes, it jumped all the way into the third spot. Eastwood has been hitting the junkets to promote the baseball movie, which stars Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, and himself. It opens next week on the 21st.

Jumping to the top of the charts with 207,973 Likes is “Hotel Transylvania,” an animated feature starring the voice talent of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Selena Gomez. In the days leading up to its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, it was adding 40K-70K Likes per day.

Rounding out the top five are “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2,” which will probably never leave the list until its release, and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

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