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1.90 million persons 12-34
3.04 million viewers overall
Ranked #49 among 50 most popular primetime entertainment series of 2013 among persons 12-34
With several highly-anticipated movie releases scheduled for 2014, social media research firm Fizziology looked at social volume from November and December 2013 to determine the most buzzed-about movies of 2014.
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From the studio that brought us "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" comes the next fangirl phenomenon, based on the best-selling YA series by Veronica Roth. Starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, social mentions jumped more than 6x in November with the trailer's release before "Catching Fire."
A slew of press including photos and posters (especially of Jamie Foxx as Electro) kept daily social mentions of the film upward of 1,000 throughout November. December's trailer release caused conversation to skyrocket and remain high since.
Social buzz for the new X-Men film began early at Comic-Con when a panel of old and new characters revealed the unique style of the superhero sequel. Marketing and publicity stunts like The Bent Bullet viral website about the JFK assassination/mutant conspiracy have kept social conversation consistently high for the film. Jennifer Lawrence, in blue body paint, also doesn't hurt.
It's no surprise that "Mockingjay" is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2014 in social after the success of "Catching Fire" this year. Buzz about the film was high after the latest Hunger Games flick, as fans and critics were pleased with director Francis Lawrence, who will also helm the franchise's last two installments.
The release of the poster and trailer in November got fans buzzing excitedly about the darker Disney movie. The film stars Angelina Jolie in her first big studio starring role since 2010's "Salt" and also features her daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt in a cameo.
Legendary and Warner Bros. set up a "Godzilla Encounter" at Comic-Con in July, and director Gareth Edwards showed a short teaser. The full trailer release in December also featured a good look at the monster and "Breaking Bad" fans also seem excited to see Bryan Cranston on screen.
Fans of the best-selling novel expressed their excitement on social media for the release of the poster. Also helping the cause: Author John Green (@realjohngreen) also tweets and posts photos from the set.
Comic book fans drove most of the social conversation around "The Winter Soldier," discussing Cap's new uniform, character additions and potential spoilers. Most of the film's social buzz came from people who watched the extended trailer in front of the Thor sequel.
Based on a popular videogame series, stars Kid Cudi and Aaron Paul (or "Breaking Bad's" Jesse Pinkman to most) are generating buzz for the action flick. Men are dominating the conversation, calling it the next "Fast & Furious."
Following a year of buddy comedy box office successes like "Identity Thief" and "The Heat," "22 Jump Street" is the 2014 breakout comedy in social at this point. The sequel saw hundreds of social mentions every day during the past two months, and its recent trailer accrued more than 65,000 mentions the day it dropped. Co-star Jonah Hill is also getting awards buzz for his role in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Buzz increased with the release of the first trailer in early November. Fans think it looks hilarious, but the big stars like Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman and Will Ferrell are each driving a considerable portion of conversation as well.
Social media was abuzz following star Paul Walker's death in November, which prompted Universal to delay the release of "Fast & Furious 7" to 2015. Fan interest should remain high as filmmakers and director James Wan change the course of the franchise.
Sometimes the best celebrity and bizzer quotes happen away from the formality of a lunch date or photo shoot and during off-the-cuff moments on the red carpet. Here are some of our favorite moments from covering the past year's parties and premieres.
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George Clooney and Julia Roberts have a long-running personal and professional relationship. Clooney was a producer on this winter's “August: Osage County,” in which Roberts stars. How does their friendship survive the work environment?
“As you well know, Julia is an alcoholic. It was easier to work with her because you just offer her booze, apply that with anything,” joked Clooney in November at the AFI Fest's “August: Osage County” premiere.
“To be honest with you,” star Michael Fassbender said in October at New York's Cinema Society premiere of "The Counselor."
“I started reading 'The Road' and unfortunately, I haven't finished a book since probably 2006. I just end up reading scripts all the time, and I'm a very slow reader. But I was a big fan of 'No Country for Old Men.' And this script blew me away.”
Just ask “Homeland's” Nicholas Brody, Damian Lewis (pictured here with co-star Claire Danes' husband Hugh Dancy).
“This morning I had some guy say 'I'm surprised they let you on the plane,'” Lewis said in September at the Showtime Pre-Emmy Eve, dropping his native English accent for a Southern drawl to describe fans' sentiments for his marine on the run. “Maybe they think I'm Walter White.”
While there may be some creative liberties taken with the adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir, we know one scene wasn't exaggerated for effect.
The scene involving DiCaprio's character, a prostitute and a strategically placed candle “was in the book, but I didn't write it into the screenplay,” scribe Terence Winter said in December at the film's New York premiere.
“Then the day they were going to shoot it, Leo was brave enough to tell Marty that the scene originally started with a candle up his butt and then, well there you go. It was there!”