In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, the comedy “Get Hard” debuted at No. 1 on the ad spend list, with an estimated $10.4 million outlay buying 1,220 national spots across 46 networks led by Comedy Central and FXX.
Retaining second place was “Run All Night” despite Warner Bros. increasing its spending on the Liam Neeson action film from $8 million last week to $9.6 million for 1,207 national airings across 42 networks led by MTV and VH1. Even with “Focus” falling off the list, Warner Bros. still held the top two spots.
Newcomer “Home” entered the list at third, with $7.1 million spent on 1,319 national airings across 33 networks led by Nick and the Hub. It displaced “Chappie,” which fell to fourth with $4.6 million spent on 1,360 national airings led by BET and Comedy Central. Finally, “Cinderella” stayed steady at fifth, with $4.1 million spent on 683 national airings across 24 networks led by XD and Nick.
In addition to owning the top two spots, Warner Bros. also led the week with an overall estimated spend of $22.6 million on six spots. DreamWorks Animation followed at a distant second with $7.3 million on three spots.
1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 03/02/2015 and 03/08/2015.
* Percent of digital activity captured across online video, social media, and search activity that was stimulated by these movie trailers and measured in comparison to all online activity in the movie category.
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