‘Dunkirk’ Dominates Social Media Over ‘Valerian’ And ‘Planet Of The Apes’

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Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk is topping social media discussions as it comes well ahead of both its primary competition for that weekend (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) and this weekend’s big movie (War for the Planet of the Apes).

Variety has just updated its weekly social media coverage of ComScore’s PreAct service, and the numbers described should be great news for Warner Brothers. Dunkirk created upwards of 140,000 conversations in the past week, which is a marked increase compared to the 40,000 conversations it started a week ago, and makes the movie the most-discussed Summer release by a significant margin with a total of 1,089,000+ conversations. A rival studio placed Dunkirk‘s opening weekend tracking at $35M to $40M, but the sharp increase in buzz for the film – especially in light of positive early reactions – suggest that it will beat initial tracking, much like WB’s Kong: Skull Island and Wonder Woman did earlier this year.

Coming in second after Dunkirk was Sony’s The Emoji Movie with over 17,000 new conversations, bringing the total conversations to a little over 223,000, although it should be noted that reactions to the movie’s concept has largely been met with revulsion online. In third is next year’s Marvel Studios epic Avengers: Infinity War, which brought over 15,000 new conversations to the 153,000+ total. Coming in fourth is Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets with well over 14,000 new conversations and bringing the total up to over 166,00 conversations.

In fifth, just behind Valerian, is this weekend’s War for the Planet of the Apes with 13,000 new conversations and 140,000+ conversations in total, which is a bit surprising to say the least. The critical acclaim that Apes has received and its strong projected start of $55M to $65M suggest that more social media interest should be present, but the good news is that those things ought to indicate that the film will have strong legs at the box office provided that audiences share the enthusiasm that critics have given to the movie. A lack of releases in August suggest that July’s major movies are going to carry the box office forward in that month, too, so that will work in favor of War for the Planet of the Apes (which Valerian is not expected to defeat at the domestic box office by a long shot).

Other movies on the tracking service include Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (over 10,000 new conversations, 1,946,000+ conversations in total), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (over 8,000 new conversations, 129,000+ conversations in total), Thor: Ragnarok (over 8,000 new conversations, 376,000+ conversations in total), Atomic Blonde (over 6,000 new conversations, 97,000+ conversations in total), and Blade Runner 2049 (over 5,000 new conversations, 248,000+ conversations in total).

War for the Planet of the Apes breaks out on July 14, 2017. The film’s cast includes Andy Serkis as Caesar, Woody Harrelson as Colonel McCullough, Amiah Miller as Nova, Gabriel Chavarria as Preacher, Chad Rook as Boyle, Steve Zahn as “Bad Ape”, Karin Konoval as Maurice, Terry Notary as Rocket, Judy Greer as Cornelia, Max Lloyd-Jones as Blue Eyes, Ty Olsson as Rex, Michael Adamthwaite as Luca, Aleks Paunovic as Winter, Alessandro Juliani as Spear, and Sara Canning as Lake.

Dunkirk breaches theaters on July 21, 2017. The film stars Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, and Tom Glynn-Carney.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets makes contact on July 21, 2017. Its cast includes Dane DeHaan, Carla Delevingne, Rihanna, Clive Owen, John Goodman, Rihanna, and Ethan Hawke.

Source: Variety

Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up

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TrailersEvery year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.

I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.

If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.