From April 10 through April 16, Star Wars: The Last Jedi commanded the internet and dominated social media buzz. Generating a whopping 892,000 new conversations and more than 1.5 million total conversations, the film rode the Star Wars Celebration 2017, poster, and trailer wave to the top of comScore’s PreAct service charts.
The next most talked about film was Thor: Ragnarok, which also rode the wave of its teaser trailer and new poster; however, it came nowhere near The Last Jedi as it generated 65,304 new conversations.
After that, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 generated 18,500 new conversations last week to come in third.
Rounding out the top five were Transformers: The Last Knight with 16,976 conversations and Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde with 11,986 conversations generated.
Thanks to trailers, posters, celebrations, and impending release dates, the most talked about movies took social media by storm, particularly The Last Jedi.
The Last Jedi will pick up directly where The Force Awakens left off and will dig deeper into the new characters introduced in Episode VII as it explores Kylo Ren’s humanity as well as how Rey deals with the discovery of the force within. FN-2187 himself, John Boyega, has said that director Rian Johnson has managed to craft a Star Wars film that has an “indie movie” feel.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. Newly introduced to the saga are newcomers Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, and Benicio del Toro.
The Last Jedi is set to hit theaters December 15, 2017.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.
Transformers: The Last Knight is set to hit theaters everywhere June 23, 2017.
Atomic Blonde hits theaters July 28, 2017.