Popcorn Index: "Titanic" and "Wreck-It Ralph" Top Monthly Facebook Charts

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We’ve just launched Monthly Facebook Charts in the Popcorn Index section. As usual, we have two charts: one for every movie we’ve covered since May, and another one just for upcoming movies.

Let’s start with movies we’ve covered since May. Since we only have data for the months of June through September, it’s not all that interesting. Generally speaking, movies open, they enter the top ten, and then when they leave theaters, they also leave the charts -- except for James Cameron’s “Titanic,” which just goes on and on, adding millions of Facebook Likes per month.

For the month of September, the top ten movies are “Titanic,” “Ted,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Madagascar 3,” “Men in Black 3,” “The Expendables 2,” “Think Like A Man,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Lucky One,” and “Here Comes The Boom.” Not surprisingly, all are box office hits, except for “Here Comes The Boom,” which only opened a couple weeks ago.

Let’s move on to upcoming movies. The top ten are “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2,” “Monsters Inc 3D,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Skyfall,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Man of Steel,” and “Life of Pi.” It’s all dominated by comic book movies, animated features, and fantasy/supernatural adventures/thrillers. They’re also mostly sequels. That’s not surprising because studios tend to use original films’ Facebook pages, which had already amassed millions of likes, to promote their upcoming sequels. I’m surprised that “Life of Pi” made the cut. It’s opening next month, so maybe the studio is finally starting to market it, and it’s being reflected in the chart.

So, anyway, more charts and numbers for those who like charts and numbers. They also reveal which movies have the most buzz in social media.

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