In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, Disney claims the top spot in TV ad spending with “Zootopia” for the second week in a row.
Ads placed for the computer-animated 3D movie had an estimated media value of $5.15 million through Sunday, for 723 national ad airings across 30 networks, bringing its lifetime total to $15.75 million. Just behind it in second place: Twentieth Century Fox’s “Eddie the Eagle,” which saw 1,054 national ad airings across 34 networks, with an estimated media value of $4.6 million.
TV ad placements for Lionsgate’s “Gods of Egypt” (EMV: $4.22 million), Paramount’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” ($3.94 million) and Focus Features’ “London Has Fallen” ($3.73 million) round out the chart.
Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV Spend
$5.15M – Zootopia
$4.6M – Eddie the Eagle
$4.22M – Gods of Egypt
$3.94M – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
$3.73M – London Has Fallen
1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 02/15/2016 and 02/21/2016.
* 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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