Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” was among the most-buzzed about films at the festival, falling behind only campus sexual assault doc “The Hunting Ground,” according to data provided by social-media analysis firm Way to Blue.
One of the festival’s hottest sales, “Dope,” which Open Road purchased for a reported $7 million, was a close third in buzz, followed by Scientology documentary “Going Clear” and drama “The Stanford Prison Experiment.” The data, collected from Jan. 22 to Feb. 1, provides insight that indicates intent-to-view or intent-to-purchase, which saw “Dope” as the clear favorite from the festival, with “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” and raunchy comedy “The Bronze” in second and third, respectively.
The biggest single story of the festival, according to Way to Blue, was Warner Bros.’ surprise screening of “Jupiter Ascending,” which, perhaps due in part to the confusion surrounding it, generated a great deal of buzz.
The full chart of social media analysis can be found below: