Social media has become a fundamental aspect in determining which films define a given year. For better or worse, the movies being talked about tend to seem indicative of the overall tone of a year. Of course, 2016 is no different. As this year-long madhouse draws to a close, we’ve officially learned the top ten trending movies on Twitter in 2016. These are:
Generally speaking, you shouldn’t necessarily be too surprised by these films. Big franchise tent pegs tend to get a lot of attention on social media, so it’s hardly surprising that installments in the star wars, Marvel and DC have all done well this year. Nor is it surprising that star wars took the top spot, as the franchise from a galaxy far, far away came to 2016 hot after the December 2015 release of the force awakensand definitely kept that momentum going until this month’s release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. star wars The hype has essentially become a perpetual motion machine at this point, and we expect that to continue.
Following star wars, it’s almost entirely a franchise game. We go down the line suicide squadfor dead Poolfor Harry Potter (Due to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), for dawn of justicefor Civil warfor Finding Doryuntil we finally come to The ghost. Considering that Alejandro Iñárritu’s intense period piece helped Leonardo DiCaprio finally win his first Oscar this year, its popularity also makes a lot of sense. Comes behind The ghost is Disney’s socially relevant animated film, zootopiaand the Paul Feig controversy ghost hunters the restart closes the march in tenth place.
It should of course be noted that “trending” is not necessarily synonymous with “popular”. Of course, movies like dead Pool, Civil warand Finding Dory all became smash hits with critics and audiences alike, but films like suicide squad, dawn of justiceand ghost hunters all received extensive referrals online. An increase in online discussions about a specific movie doesn’t always mean that the things being said are positive; it just means that people are talking.
Even with all of the franchise movies on this list, it’s becoming increasingly clear that 2016 isn’t really defined by just one movie style. Sure, superheroes and well-known series have reigned supreme, but Twitter’s top ten movies of the year are still an eclectic bunch. CinemaBlend will bring you all the relevant details related to 2016’s biggest movies as more information becomes available, and we can’t wait to see what Hollywood has in store for 2017.