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On The Socio-Media-Path: Writer/Director Sarah Smick on Friended to Death

12:48 PM 4/24/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Sarah Smick
Somewhere in collegiate America, students are researching Facebook’s effects on our concept of friendship “IRL”. The fact we have an acronym to distinguish experiences that occur “in real life” is a reminder the virtual realm is a separate playing field—and it also suggests the realms are easy to confuse.

Is Facebook worth it? Film execs confide they may cut movie ads

feedproxy.google.com – Some movie executives are increasingly skeptical that Facebook ads and promotional campaigns that ask users to 'like' a movie can deliver big box-office returns.Hollywood's friendship with Facebook is showing signs of strain. 7 years 40 weeks ago via jetli

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

4:48 PM 9/14/2012 by Senh Duong
Hotel Transylvania
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.

Popcorn Index: Tim Burton's Stop-Motion Feature "Frankenweenie" Makes A Surprise Appearance

5:16 PM 8/30/2012 by Senh Duong
Yesterday, Tim Burton’s stop-motion feature “Frankenweenie” made an appearance at the top of the Facebook chart for upcoming movies. With 15,132 Facebook Likes added, it pushed the reigning champ “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” down a slot.

Popcorn Index: "Captain America 2" Overtakes "Paranormal Activity 4" on Upcoming List

2:15 PM 8/28/2012 by Senh Duong
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
There were some movements over the weekend on the daily Facebook Likes rankings for upcoming movies.

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

5:11 PM 8/22/2012 by Senh Duong
"The Apparition"
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.

Including Facebook Likes Figures on "Opening This Week" Section

3:46 PM 8/20/2012 by Senh Duong
"Hit & Run"
On the “Opening This Week” section on the left sidebar of the homepage, we’re including Facebook Likes figures along with the Tomatometer. Before the movies open, you can see which is most anticipated by Facebook users. The total number of Likes a film receives shows which is the most popular and the daily number shows which is gaining traction.

"Sparkle" Most-Liked Upcoming Release on Facebook

3:15 PM 8/15/2012 by Senh Duong
We just launched another Facebook chart: one for just upcoming movies. Now you can track which future release is most liked on Facebook. It’s located in the “Popcorn Index” submenu.

"The Bourne Legacy" is Back Down to 50% on Rotten Tomatoes

2:52 PM 8/10/2012 by Senh Duong
Jeremy Renner in "The Bourne Legacy"
Yesterday, “The Bourne Legacy” was borderline Fresh at 61% on the Tomatometer with 45 reviews. I was wondering if this Jeremy Renner starring reboot could hold on. I guess not because, today, it’s back down to 50% with 119 reviews. This is where it’ll probably settle.

"The Bourne Legacy" Jumps into Fresh Territory on Rotten Tomatoes

10:03 AM 8/9/2012 by Senh Duong
Jeremy Renner and Edward Norton Face Off in "The Bourne Legacy"
Earlier in the week, “The Bourne Legacy” debuted on Rotten Tomatoes with 50% on the Tomatometer after six reviews. Its Facebook rankings tanked for a couple of days afterwards.
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